The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced October 6, 2020, that all hospitals not currently reporting daily COVID-19 data have 14 weeks to meet daily reporting requirements. Any hospital still not meeting daily reporting requirements by mid-January will risk their participation in Medicare and Medicaid. The daily reporting data include COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, and infected patients in the ICU. Hospitals must also submit the ages of admitted patients with suspected COVID-19 infections, as well as their inventory of the COVID-19 therapy remdesivir, any staffing shortages, and their ventilator inventory. Hospitals are also required to report weekly data on their stores of personal protective equipment and supply of critical medications. Hospitals are now also being required to report new data on influenza cases. Hospitals not in compliance will receive multiple notices until the January deadline to meet reporting requirements.


In a position statement, ECRI, a non-profit, independent...

You do not currently have access to this content.