CMS Announces New Nursing Homes COVID-19 Reporting Requirements
CMS introduced on Sunday new regulatory requirements that will mandate nursing homes inform residents, their families, and their representatives of COVID-19 cases in their facilities. In addition, CMS will now require nursing homes to report cases of COVID-19 directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This information must be reported in accordance with existing privacy regulations and statutes and is in addition to current, longstanding requirements for reporting infectious disease to State and local health departments.
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