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CMS Requires Nursing Homes to Provide Data on COVID-19 Deaths

April 24, 2020

On April 19, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will be developing new requirements for nursing homes to inform residents and their families of confirmed COVID-19 cases in their facilities. Nursing homes will also be required to report COVID-19 cases directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rulemaking hasn’t been published yet, but additional guidance on reporting requirements can be found here.