Daily Inter Lake: Daines calls for deeper probe into COVID outbreak at Whitefish Care

In a letter sent to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., called for a more thorough investigation into a recent COVID-19 outbreak at Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation Center that killed 13 residents and infected dozens more.

The letter, dated Oct. 8, is addressed to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, who manages the nation’s health coverage programs and oversees the agency’s $1 trillion federal budget. In his letter, Daines requested Verma’s “immediate attention” to the facility’s track record of deficiencies, the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent resident deaths.

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