NHSN Reporting on Point-of-Care Testing.

NHSN Reporting on Point-of-Care Testing.

Beginning this Friday, October 16, providers will have the opportunity to report COVID-19 point-of-care testing through NHSN. This will require the enhanced security of upgrade to Level 3 (SAMS grid card) in the NHSN system. CDC is hosting 2 webinars next week to share more information: Thursday, October 22 at 8:00am PT (11:00am ET) and Friday, October 23 at 11:00 am PT (2:00pm ET).

Registration information for these webinars is posted here. It is important to note that this capability does not replace required reporting according to CLIA requirements. Providers must continue to report point-of-care testing according to the process outlined by the state. States may choose to adopt NHSN as the reporting platform; however, only the state can make this decision, and Washington State has not made a decision either way.




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
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