CMS Calls to Facilities

Jackie Pappalardi and Tarrah Quinlan in Clinical & Quality

NYSHFA received information from AHCA that staff from the CMS Office of Program Operations and Local Engagement and QIOs are calling nursing home facilities to inquire about discrepancies with NHSN data reports. CMS has identified some facilities are reporting cases of COVID-19, but not reporting any testing results. Additionally, CMS identified facilities in yellow or red counties that are not reporting testing results. 

CMS stated these calls are primarily aimed at understanding and not calling from a survey perspective. These calls are intended to be helpful.

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Tarrah Quinlan
Director of Education Program Development and Member Operation
518-462-4800 x20