CMS Requires All Nursing Homes to Report Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases

In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will require nursing home facilities to report COVID-19 information to the CDC and to residents’ families. On May 8, CMS issued an Interim Final Rule with Comment Period with new regulatory requirements. Nursing homes were required to begin reporting data through the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network module beginning May 8, but no later than May 17. All nursing homes should be in compliance with this reporting requirement at this time.

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