Nursing Home Reporting of COVID-19 Data to the National Healthcare Safety Network
Since May 2020, nursing homes nationwide have been required to report COVID-19 data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), an infection surveillance system managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This requirement significantly increased nursing home enrollment and reporting, which was formerly voluntary, to NHSN. This study will evaluate CDC processes for nursing home reporting of COVID-19 data to NHSN. We will assess CDC oversight and support of nursing home reporting and identify challenges reporting to NHSN that nursing homes have faced. Our work will inform the Departments ongoing efforts to support infection surveillance, including the collection of routine infection data and data related to public health emergencies such as COVID-19.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|Revised||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||Nursing Home Reporting of COVID-19 Data to the National Healthcare Safety Network||Office of Evaluation and Inspections||OEI-06-22-00030||2023|