To: Mass Senior Care Members
From: Tara M. Gregorio, President
Re: COVID-19 Updates: NHSN Reporting Citations and CMPs Rescinded; CMS Nursing Home Webinar Now Open for Registration
Date: June 16, 2020
NHSN Reporting Citations and CMPs Rescinded
Some members have begun to receive notices in CASPER rescinding the F884 citation and Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) they were given for allegedly not reporting complete information to NHSN about COVID-19 in the standardized format and frequency specified by CMS and CDC. The letter indicates that due to its internal reviews of the NHSN data submissions, CMS is deleting the F884 deficiency and rescinding the CMP imposed for the June 1-June 7, 2020 reporting week. These rescind letters may be sent through mail and/or through CASPER as with the F884 citations and enforcement letters and may be accompanied by an email notification to facility staff that have an MDS account in CASPER. If you believe you successfully submitted NHSN data and received a citation and CMP in error, please check your CASPER folder for one of these rescind letters.
IIDR Sample Request on NHSN Reporting Citation
For facilities that have not received a rescind letter from CMS, but still believe the F884 citation was issued in error or inappropriately, at this time you must still submit an independent information dispute resolution (IIDR) request, as indicated in the enforcement letter. You must submit that request within 10 calendar days of receipt of the enforcement letter, which is being provided through CASPER. Be sure to include supporting documentation of your data submissions and/or documentation of your efforts to resolve any technical issues with NHSN registration or data submissions in advance of the reporting deadlines. To assist in this process, AHCA has developed a sample IIDR request. This is only a sample and you must tailor it to your situation. Please review the instructions in the document before completing it and consult with your counsel in this process as appropriate.
CMS Nursing Home Webinar: Clinical Care: Managing COVID Positive Residents
The clinical management of COVID positive and presumed COVID positive residents requires understanding the various disease trajectories and having appropriate plans of care in place that align with each residents’ goals and preferences. It also requires working with medical directors and clinicians to have the needed medications and other treatments available. This webinar will review the key considerations for the clinical management of COVID positive and presumed COVID positive residents.
Audience: Open to nursing home leaders, clinical and administrative staff members and others interested in nursing home infection prevention in the era of COVID-19.
When: Thursday, June 18, 2020 Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Advance Registration Required: Register here