New Requirement to Report POC Antigen Tests to NHSN

Lisa Volk and Tarrah Quinlan in Clinical & Quality

As reported last week, HHS is now requiring facilities to report the point-of-care (POC) test results performed under their CLIA waiver to the NHSN system, which requires an upgrade to SAMS Level-3 access. We received clarity from CMS that this requirement only applies to SNFs, and not ALs. ALs can still report to either the state or NHSN to meet the POC test reporting requirement. More information is available here.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Tarrah Quinlan
Director of Education Program Development and Member Operation
518-462-4800 x20