COVID-19 Facility Data Available on Nursing Home Compare

Lisa Volk and Stephen Hanse in Clinical & Quality

Facility level data from CMS and CDC concerning COVID-19 cases in skilled nursing facilities was released today and is publicly available on the Nursing Home Compare website at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

Please see CMS’ bulletin below:

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting the first set of underlying coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) nursing home data. On April 19, 2020, CMS announced the requirement that nursing homes to inform residents, their families, and their representatives of COVID-19 cases in their facilities. In addition to this, nursing homes are required to report COVID-19 cases and deaths directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and today CMS is making this data publicly available.  As part of today’s announcement CMS is also posting the results from the targeted inspections announced on March 4, 2020, to allow inspectors to focus on the most serious health and safety threats like infectious diseases and abuse during the pandemic. This is part of the Trump Administration’s historic transparency efforts to ensure residents, families and the general public have information about COVID-19 in nursing homes.

Full press release

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
President & CEO
518-462-4800 x11