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April 20, 2020, 1:01 AM

Nursing Homes Must Report Covid-19 Cases to Families, CDC

Fawn Johnson
Fawn Johnson

Nursing homes will be required to report confirmed cases of Covid-19 to families, residents, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new directive issued Sunday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Current CDC guidelines say nursing homes should notify state or local health departments about residents or staff with suspected or confirmed Covid-19, the disease resulting from the novel coronavirus. These data aren’t currently collected by the CDC, the CMS, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The CMS and the CDC will soon provide nursing homes with specific direction on standard formatting and frequency ...

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