To: Mass Senior Care Members
From: Tara M. Gregorio
Re: Reminder: Baseline Testing – CHIA Web Portal is Live for NFs to File Attestation and Complete Data Points
Date: May 22, 2020
The COVID-19 Baseline Testing Report is due on Monday, May 25th by 11:59pm.
The CHIA web portal is live for facilities to file their attestation and complete the data points to document completion of the baseline testing requirement. Facilities must test 90% of staff and 90% of residents by May 25 to be eligible for continued payments per Accountability & Support Policy. Total Staff and Residents are determined as of May 7, 2020.
CHIA has provided a data submission guide for the COVID-19 baseline testing attestation and reporting to CHIA pursuant to Provider Bulletin 146 (available from https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2020/05/09/NF-146.pdf). Facilities will use this web portal to upload (1) a signed and scanned copy of the attestation document available in Appendix A of the Bulletin 146, as well as (2) data on resident and staff testing.
The portal for submitting is this information is accessible using the following website and login:
If you have any questions about the reporting requirements or using the CHIA portal, please email CHIANursingFacilityData@MassMail.State.MA.US. Please note that the amount of additional funding each nursing facility may be eligible for will depend on various factors, including whether it complied with the reporting requirement set forth in Provider Bulletin 146.