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New Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Module
CDC (May 1, 2020) – The National Healthcare Safety Network has introduced a new Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Module in NHSN's LTCF Component. LTCFs eligible to report into the new COVID-19 Module include skilled nursing facilities/nursing homes, long-term care for the developmentally disabled, and assisted living facilities. Based on recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, NHSN also will provide COVID-19 data reported by nursing homes to CMS and it will be used to support public health emergency response activities. Enrollment, participation and training information on the COVID-19 Module is available at the CDC website.
--Sally Othmer