Nursing homes must report coronavirus cases to CDC, Trump administration says
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American nursing homes are now required to report COVID-19 cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under guidance from the Trump Administration.
Representatives with CMS, or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced the new measures during Sunday evening’s White House briefing. The requirement aims to increase transparency not only for the CDC but also for patients and their families.
“Nursing homes have been ground zero for COVID-19. Today’s action supports CMS’ longstanding commitment to providing transparent and timely information to residents and their families,” said Seema Verma, CMS Administrator, in a statement. “Nursing home reporting to the CDC is a critical component of the go-forward national COVID-19 surveillance system and to efforts to reopen America.”
Coined “Opening Up America,” the directive will improve existing …continued .
[Source: Fox News]