On June 4, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly releasedindividual facility data related to COVID-19 on Nursing Home Compare. Some centers who reviewed their data, have found errors in the data as it appears on Nursing Home Compare. Centers are encouraged to check Nursing Home Compare for data accuracy.
Nursing homes are required to report data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The data is then submitted from NHSN to CMS for upload into Nursing Home Compare.
NHSN Efforts and Supportive Documentation: The grace period for National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting has officially ended and CMS will automatically issue civil monetary penalties (CMPs) if facilities fail to report by the June 7, 2020 deadline. Nursing homes are required to report COVID-19 related information to NHSN at least weekly. Centers who fail to report to NHSN will be issued per day CMPs by CMS and amounts will increase if nursing homes fail to report in subsequent weeks. Read More
HHS Releases Additional Provider Relief Fund FAQs: On June 4, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released three additional FAQs that address the ability to retract attestation and implications of the June 3 deadline. Read More
CMS Creates Flexibilities for Certain CMMI Models to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact: On June 3, CMS released a table outlining the new flexibilities and adjustments to current and future Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) models. Read More