The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently began releasing new hospital COVID-19 data at the facility level.
The data shows weekly impacts from COVID-19 on ICU and bed capacity. When announcing the new datasets last month, HHS noted that it should help local and regional collaborations.
Home health industry leaders have noted that agencies should reach out to local hospitals to offer assistance when patients are able to relocate home. The new data from HHS can provide agencies with the information they need on where and how to target hospitals to increase referrals.