The numbers represent the first official national accounting of fatalities in the 15,000 nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. Only about 80 percent of the nation’s nursing homes reported data to the federal government, and they were required only to include cases since early May. ADCMS officials nevertheless said they were confident the figures offer a reliable snapshot of the pandemic in the nation’s hard-hit nursing homes. ADADStatistical analyses touted by the industry, by contrast, suggest that the outbreaks have little to do with the quality of nursing homes. Verma said the agency will distribute $80 million to states to increase infection-control inspections of nursing homes during the pandemic.
Source: Washington Post June 01, 2020 21:09 UTC