AHCA: COVID-19 Update #76 | Correcting NHSN Data Errors

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

Correcting NHSN Data Errors

On June 4, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly released individual facility data related to COVID-19 on Nursing Home Compare. Some centers who reviewed their data, have found errors in the data as it appears on Nursing Home Compare. Centers are encouraged to check Nursing Home Compare for data accuracy.  

Nursing homes are required to report data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The data is then submitted from NHSN to CMS for upload into Nursing Home Compare.

Other COVID-19 Updates

NHSN Efforts and Supportive Documentation: The grace period for National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting has officially ended and CMS will automatically issue civil monetary penalties (CMPs) if facilities fail to report by the June 7, 2020 deadline. Nursing homes are required to report COVID-19 related information to NHSN at least weekly. Centers who fail to report to NHSN will be issued per day CMPs by CMS and amounts will increase if nursing homes fail to report in subsequent weeks. Read More

HHS Releases Additional Provider Relief Fund FAQs: On June 4, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released three additional FAQs that address the ability to retract attestation and implications of the June 3 deadline. Read More

CMS Creates Flexibilities for Certain CMMI Models to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact: On June 3, CMS released a table outlining the new flexibilities and adjustments to current and future Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation


 (CMMI) models. Read More


Please email COVID19@ahca.org for additional questions, or visit ahcancal.org/coronavirus for more information.


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

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