CMS Updates COVID-19 Testing Methodology for Nursing Homes

CMS Updates COVID-19 Testing Methodology for Nursing Homes

CMS has updated the methodology the agency employs to determine the rate of COVID-19 positivity in counties.  Counties with 20 total (positive and negative) or fewer tests over 14 days will now move to “green” in the color-coded system of assessing COVID-19 community prevalence. Counties with both fewer than 500 tests and fewer than 2,000 tests per 100,000 residents, and greater than 10 percent positivity over 14 days – which would have been “red” under the previous methodology – will move to “yellow.” 

For more information please see the press release here.

 

Questions?

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David Carter | Director, Health Care Finance & Policy

C 360.888.5702

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