AHCA: COVID-19 Update #80 | Update on NHSN Reporting

Nancy Leveille and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

AHCA’s COVID-19 #80 Update has some very good information from CDC and the NHSN on the common issues SNF are having using the system. See the full article below of the list of issues and potential solutions.

Update on NHSN Reporting and Related Citations & Fines 

AHCA received communication from CMS late last night (June 11) regarding reporting through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). CMS is researching the issues resulting in providers being marked as non-compliant. 

CMS reports that there are a few common issues they have discovered so far, and the agency is seeking each center’s help to get these corrected and straightened out. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) NHSN is looking into some actions that they can take to make it easier for these issues to be identified on the facility side of the platform. 

Other COVID-19 Updates

Webinar: Providers Share Their Experiences with COVID-19 Telehealth Waivers: AHCA/NCAL has posted a 45-minute webinar on ahcancalED in which four members (from independent owners to large multistate for-profit and nonprofit organizations) share their experiences in implementing the COVID-19 telehealth waivers, and how the waivers have helped improve care during the public health emergency. The webinar is free to AHCA/NCAL members and is viewable on-demand. Read More 

READ MORE COVID-19 UPDATES

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

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20

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