Covid Risk in Hospitals

Feds Want a Policy That Advocates Say Would Let Hospitals Off the Hook for Covid-Era Lapses

KHN Original

The pandemic disrupted all sense of normalcy for U.S. hospitals, so federal officials are proposing to pause financial penalties against the facilities and to block public access to key hospital safety data — such as the frequency of falls and sepsis — because of concerns that the data isn’t accurate enough. But consumer advocates are furious about the proposal.