The government agency overseeing the nation’s health care system has issued a call for more scrutiny of its mold inspection programs.
The government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the agency is calling for a closer look at how the government agencies inspect the nation�s health care systems.
It is also asking for more information on how the inspections are conducted.
The CDC said it has spent more than a year conducting a review of its operations.
The agency is currently in the midst of its second review of the system.
CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden told reporters Monday that he is concerned about the number of illnesses linked to mold and said the system is struggling to keep up with the new, high-profile cases.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, said it is working on improving its inspection and monitoring of health care facilities and the Centers for Dental and Vision Services, which manages the nations dentists and vision clinics.
Dr. Frieden said he has asked CMS and the Dental Association to conduct further studies of the inspection process.
The CDC has been scrutinizing how it does mold inspections in recent years, saying it has not been as effective as it should be.
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden speaks during the press briefing on Oct. 27, 2017, in Washington.
The report from the CDC, released on Monday, called for a greater focus on how well the agency inspects its own health care workers.
The group also said it wants the agency to review its inspection policies and to work to reduce the number and severity of outbreaks.
CMS has asked for the CDC to help the agency improve its inspection of the nation���s health systems.
Dental and vision officials have said that they have seen a sharp rise in cases linked to coronavirus.
In December, the CDC released a report that found more than 1,200 coronaviruses cases and 716 deaths linked to the virus.
Earlier this month, the Centers of Disease Control announced it would be conducting a new coronaviral coronaviroc report.
On Friday, the United States Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee called for the department to make changes to its inspection process and conduct an additional review of inspections.
Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., said in a statement that the committee would be looking into how CMS conducts inspections.