Biweekly Briefing Articles

5 Things To Know: Covid-19 Data

Hospitals No Longer Required To Report Covid-19 Data To HHS: Hospitals are no longer required to report COVID-19 data mandated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the National Healthcare Safety Network, effective since April 30. Additionally, discharge reporting of hospitalized COVID-19 cases (All Facilities Letter 21-25) to the California Department of Public Health has been discontinued.  

CMS is proposing a new standard — currently under public comment — requiring hospitals and critical access hospitals to electronically report information about COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and hospital bed capacity in a standardized format and frequency. CMS anticipates that this reporting will begin in October.