At a White House briefing late Sunday, April 19, 2020, Administrator Seema Verma announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be requiring skilled nursing care centers to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 to residents and families. SNFs will also be required to report confirmed cases directly to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Details on how to do this will be forthcoming later this week from CMS.
This announcement is similar to
released last weekend (
in Update #38
on reporting confirmed cases to stakeholders and to the state survey agency, if providers were not already doing so. The announcement by CMS late Sunday applies only to nursing homes, so assisted living communities and facilities that serve the ID/DD population should continue to follow AHCA/NCAL’s guidance on notifications.