CMS Requires Nursing Homes To Directly Report COVID-19 Cases To CDC

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / April 20, 2020 at 6:21 PM
CMS late Sunday (April 19) said it will require nursing homes to report suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as notify families and patients -- a move nursing homes applauded even as they continue to call for more personal protective equipment. CMS Administrator Seema Verma first announced the change at a Sunday night White House press briefing and told reporters on a call Monday morning (April 20) that CMS intends...

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