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NHSN Reporting Changes Effective Nov. 23rd

Posted Nov 22, 20203 min Read

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On Friday afternoon, NHSN sent an email to users regarding updates to the Resident Impact & Facility Capacity and Staff & Personnel Impact reporting pathways. The NHSN message said that these updates will go into effect on Monday November 23, 2020. (Click on the links for revised CSV templates for facilities and groups, and a summary of significant modification).

These changes are not insignificant and will require time to complete.  In consultation with AHCA, effort will be made to ensure that CMS exercises enforcement discretion as these changes cannot be simply made in 2 days’ time.

We advise members to make a good faith effort and document their efforts to make the NSHN changes in the coming two weeks, but not worry if they can’t get all the changes in place by Monday.  Keep records of attending the trainings, internal meetings, changes in forms/processes, etc. that are performed while making the changes. It is not recommended to reduce patient care activities to try and meet the changes as soon as they are required on Monday the 23rd.

Trainings are available this week and are set out below:

Topic: Office Hours: Review November changes to LTCF COVID-19 Module Pathways: Resident Impact and Facility Capacity and Staff and Personnel Impact

Date: Monday, Nov 23, 2020

Time: 11:00 – 11:45 AM ET

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_t7uwDyjwT8KYv7z3Dp9N-g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Topic: Office Hours: Review November changes to LTCF COVID-19 Module Pathways: Resident Impact and Facility Capacity and Staff and Personnel Impact

Date: Monday, Nov 23, 2020

Time: 3:00 – 3:45 PM ET

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_t7uwDyjwT8KYv7z3Dp9N-g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Topic: Office Hours: Review November changes to LTCF COVID-19 Module Pathways: Resident Impact and Facility Capacity and Staff and Personnel Impact

Date: Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

Time: 11:00 – 11:45 AM ET

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_t7uwDyjwT8KYv7z3Dp9N-g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

About the Author

Zach Cattell, President of the Indiana Health Care Association