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Despite Benefits, Some States Don’t Disclose Newborn Testing Data

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Government Technology writes: Despite major improvements in eliminating newborn screening delays throughout the country, some states still won’t publicly disclose how quickly hospitals submit tests to detect deadly genetic disorders in newborns. State officials have until Monday to apply for a new federal grant designed to improve the timeliness of newborn screening programs and to track performance of individual states. Although summary data will be made public through the federally funded program, the performance of specific states will not, even though public knowledge of poor performance has sparked huge improvements across the country.

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