Medicare nursing home virus site leaves users ‘in the dark’

Medicare nursing home virus site leaves users ‘in the dark’


Medicare nursing home virus site leaves users ‘in the dark’

Nursing Home Deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is requiring nursing homes to report their COVID-19 cases and deaths.

It also has promised to make user-friendly data available to residents, families and the public at large. But some facilities that had cases and deaths turn up as having none on Medicare’s COVID-19 nursing home website.

And consumer advocates say finding statistics for any individual nursing home can be a challenge.

Medicare says it lacks the legal authority to require nursing homes to report cases going back to the beginning of the year. There’s now a push in Congress to require full disclosure.

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Medicare nursing home virus site leaves users ‘in the dark’

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