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CDC to Resume Role as Main Collection Agency for Hospital Data on Infection Disease Threats

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BloombertQuint reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plans to take back its role as the main agency collecting hospital data on infectious disease threats, after hospitals in July 2020 were ordered to bypass the CDC and send all patient information to a central database in Washington (AHT 7/15/20).

Under the proposal, hospitals participating in the U.S.’s Medicare and Medicaid programs would be required to funnel hospital data to NHSN, the CDC’s infection-tracking service. The change is outlined in the draft of a regulation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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