CMS Reminds Nursing Homes of Deadline for Compliance with New Reporting Requirement

Published: 05/15/2020

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

As StayAlert! reported in April and again on May 8, 2020, CMS is now requiring nursing home facilities to report COVID-19 information directly to the CDC and to families. CMS is reminding nursing homes that they are required to report the first week of data to the CDC beginning May 8 but no later than May 17.

In order to report, facilities must enroll in the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). According to CMS, the agency will be “…taking swift action and publicly posting this in

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