ARS Regulatory Alerts
CIHQ-ARS notifies member organizations of any new or modified accreditation standard, or CMS COP for acute care hospitals. Each alert summarizes the standard / regulation, likely impact to members, and recommends compliance strategies. Whenever possible, alerts are limited to one-page in length so that they can be quickly read and disseminated.
New Regulatory Alert
October, 6 2020
CMS-3401-IFC - Reporting of COVID-19 Data Elements
|Acute Care||Ambulatory Care||Behavioral Health|
|Critical Access||Home Health / Hospice||Laboratory|
|Long Term Care||Other: __________|
In a letter issued to State enforcement agencies (SA) today, CMS released new regulatory requirements for all hospitals and critical access hospitals hospital (CAHs) at §42 CFR 482.42(e) and 485.640(d), respectively to report information in accordance with a frequency and in a standardized format as specified by the Secretary during the PHE for COVID-19. This updated guidance is effective immediately.
Detailed information on this guidance - including submission instructions, data definitions, and frequently asked questions – is appended to this alert.
Discussion & Recommendations
To view the discussion & recommendations ARS Organization Members can download this alert in its entirety when logged-in/connected to the ARS Members section. All alerts are archived in the member’s only section of our web site for future access and reference.