HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing

Published: 06/05/2020

  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Hospice,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued new Guidance that specifies what additional data must be reported to HHS by laboratories along with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results. The Guidance standardizes reporting to ensure that public health officials have access to comprehensive and nearly real-time data to inform decision making in their response to COVID-19. The new reporting requirements will provide information needed to better monitor disease incidenc

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