Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the COVID-19 nursing home data for the week ending September 18, 2022. Comparing the September 18th data to the September 11th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate decreased 0.2% from previous week Residents with booster doses decreased 1.1% from previous week Staff primary…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data

Updated: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The CDC posted these updates late Friday, September 23, 2022: This guidance applies to all U.S. settings where healthcare is delivered, including nursing homes and home health. Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 was also updated on September 23,…… Continue reading Updated: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

CMS Rescinds December 7, 2020, Enforcement Discretion for the Use of SARSCoV-2 Tests on Asymptomatic Individuals Outside of the Test’s Instructions for Use

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Today, September 26, 2022, CMS issued QSO-22-25-CLIA – same title as this blog. CMS issues this (3-page) memorandum to rescind the enforcement discretion under CLIA related to the use of tests on asymptomatic individuals outside of the test’s instructions for use. As home testing is now…… Continue reading CMS Rescinds December 7, 2020, Enforcement Discretion for the Use of SARSCoV-2 Tests on Asymptomatic Individuals Outside of the Test’s Instructions for Use

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the COVID-19 nursing home data for the week ending September 11, 2022. Comparing the September 11th data to the September 4th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate remained unchanged from previous week Residents with booster doses decreased 0.5% from previous week Staff primary…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data

Most Recent CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted the latest nursing home data for the week ending September 4, 2022. Comparing the September 4th data to the August 28th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate increased 0.1% from previous week Residents with booster doses increased 0.5% from previous week Staff…… Continue reading Most Recent CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home

HHS Directive on Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses for Individuals Ages 12 Years and Older

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare HHS Secretary Becerra issue this directiveon September 2, 2022: As of September 2, 2022, CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program enrolled providers shall make immediately available and administer, upon request, a single booster dose of: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent for individuals ages 12 and older at least…… Continue reading HHS Directive on Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses for Individuals Ages 12 Years and Older

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the COVID-19 nursing home data for the week ending August 28, 2022. Comparing the August 28th data to the August 21st data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate remained unchanged Residents with booster doses increased 0.3% from previous week Staff primary vaccination…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the latest nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending August 21, 2022. Comparing the August 21st data to the August 14th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate increased by 0.1% Residents with booster doses unchanged from previous week Staff primary vaccination…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data