ALTSA: NH #2021-023 UPDATE ON NHSN AND STATE REPORTING PORTAL FOR COVID-19 DATA

ALTSA: NH #2021-023 UPDATE ON NHSN AND STATE REPORTING PORTAL FOR COVID-19 DATA

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of changes NHSN made recently to the data you must report. As a reminder,  In May 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established a requirement for facilities to report information about COVID-19 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).  Facilities can meet the reporting requirement by submitting data directly to NHSN or data can be submitted to a reporting portal built and managed by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Access the DSHS reporting portal at https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/adsaapps/lookup/FacilityStatus/UpdateStatus.aspx The purpose of this letter is to inform you of changes NHSN made recently to the data you must report. Below is a summary of significant modifications made on February 4, 2021 and March 4, 2021 for the LTCF COVID-19 Manual.

Here is the summary of significant modifications made on February 4, 2021 and March 4, 2021 for the LTCF COVID-19 Manual.

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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March 22, 2021