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CMS Issues One Week Reprieve to Nursing Homes Yet to Report COVID Vaccination Rates

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Nursing homes that have not reported required resident and staff vaccination rates to federal officials will get a one-week reprieve before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services begins assessing penalties, a provider organization said Monday, writes McKnight’s Long Term Care News.

Reporting requirements went into effect last month, with enforcement through civil monetary penalties originally slated to begin this morning.

McKnights Long Term Care News reports Ruth Katz, senior vice president of policy for LeadingAge, told providers on a coronavirus conference call that penalties will now be meted out to providers who do not report information by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday (June 20).

Based on figures posted publicly last Thursday, less than 30% of skilled nursing providers had reportedly sent vaccination data for the week of May 30 to the National Health Safety Network.

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