Elevating the Post-Acute and
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June 14, 2021

CMS Extends SNF Vaccination Reporting Deadline. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) QSO-21-19-NH, enforcement of the requirement for SNFs to report vaccination data to the National Healthcare Safety Network was to begin today, June 14. CMS, however, reportedly extended the deadline until this coming Sunday, June 20, for the relatively small number of facilities nationwide who did not meet the original deadline. Although CMS does not appear to have posted the enforcement delay anywhere, AHCA/NCAL confirmed that the report is accurate.

Ohio Shifts to More Green Counties. Several counties changing from green to yellow in last week's CMS positivity ratings for Ohio apparently was more an aberration than a trend. This week's table includes only six yellow counties, as follows:

  • Carroll County.
  • Harrison County.
  • Holmes County.
  • Lawrence County (17% positivity).
  • Mercer County.
  • Monroe County.
The other 82 counties were green this week.