Trump administrator does not demand that nursing homes share how many people died of COVID-19 before May 6
The Trump administration will not require nursing homes to provide data on coronavirus cases and deaths that occurred before May 6, according to a government.
Nursing homes are forced by the government to send data before the date. But the information need only go back to a week prior to their first filings with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was on May 17.
Older dates are optional, but nursing homes must report their date at least weekly Wall Street Journal reports.
Long-term care facilities across the country have been affected by the virus, with more than 28,000 deaths in the United States.
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Nursing homes are forced by government to send data before May 6, but this is optional. The Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, was pictured in March when it was the epicenter of the virus in the state
Earlier forms from the CDC required nursing homes to have a date going back to January 1.
The rule was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which have encouraged nursing homes to release previous data.
The American Health Care Association, among others, asked the CDC to “clarify whether reporting was mandatory or voluntary before May.” The CDC reportedly said that “reporting before May 8 would be voluntary by regulation.”
As guidance and monitoring systems are put in place, clarifying revisions are made to meet needs [of] our partners, health organizations and other federal agencies, ”the CDC added.
Some states do have data that provides insight into the impact of the pandemic on the nursing home, the data from the CDC was intended to provide a complete national overview of its impact.
The rule was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which have encouraged nursing homes to release previous data. View of refrigerated trucks in Isabella Geriatric Center on Saturday May 2. The nursing home lost 46 residents who were confirmed to have COVID-19
According to the state date, the virus caused a crisis in many long-term care facilities across the country.
“We get a very incomplete picture,” said David Grabowski, a professor at Harvard Medical School.
“How do we understand what happens if we don’t have data until early May?”
Grabowski said that 36 states offered a number of long-term care facility offers, while 17 list individual locations.
Senator Bob Casey from (D-Penn) insists that more data on nursing homes be made public. He said data should be made public before May because “families deserve this information.” Public health officials need this information. ‘
Senator Bob Casey from (D-Penn) insists that more data on nursing homes be made public. He said data should be made public before May because “families deserve this information.” Public health officials need this information ‘
Without the older data, researchers will struggle to find answers about what led to the increase in nursing home cases, and what strategies have worked to curb the virus.
“You’re basically throwing away the March and April experiences,” said Vincent Mor, a professor at Brown University.
According to Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, consumers also wanted to know the data, as this could help them understand how they were dealing with the virus.
“If you have the information, you can tell the story of what happened in the facility during the pandemic,” she said.
CMS hopes to make the findings public at the end of May through their consumer-focused Nursing Home Compare site. The agency has also instructed nursing homes to directly inform families of individual cases of coronavirus.
Facilities for assisted living are not included, because they are not supervised by CMS.
“The data we’re going to get from nursing homes will give us a better picture, a nationwide picture of the magnitude of coronavirus in nursing homes and deaths,” CMS administrator Seema Verma said Monday.