Point of Care Laboratory Reporting Pathway in NHSN

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is releasing a new pathway through their National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) LTCF COVID-19 Module that will allow providers to report the results of their Point of Care (POC) COVID-19 testing. Providers who are performing POC COVID-19 testing under their CLIA waiver are required to report the results to their local or state health department. This new pathway gives providers an alternative option to meet this requirement.  

The CDC is hosting two identical training webinars on October 22 and 23 to introduce this new module. Both sessions will feature a live Q&A. A recording of the original webinar will also be posted for online viewing.  

Registration details are below: 

Webinar #1: Reporting Results of Point of Care Testing for COVID-19: A New NHSN Pathway 

Webinar #2: Reporting Results of Point of Care Testing for COVID-19: A New NHSN Pathway 

*Note this will be a re-broadcast of webinar #1 with a live Q&A 

Important note: Reporting through this module requires updating your Secure Access Management Services (SAMS) access to Level-3. Instructions on updating your access are available here​.​