CMS Announcing New Requirements for COVID-19 Reporting, Similar to AHCA/NCAL Guidance
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).
This announcement is similar to AHCA/NCAL guidance released last weekend on reporting confirmed cases to stakeholders and to the state survey agency, if providers were not already doing so. The announcement by CMS 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.