Documents Reveal CMS Planning To Enforce Hospital COVID-19 Data Reporting : Shots

Hospitals may soon be at risk of losing a critical funding stream — Medicare funding — if they don’t comply with new COVID-19 data reporting requirements.

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Hospitals may soon be at risk of losing a critical funding stream — Medicare funding — if they don’t comply with new COVID-19 data reporting requirements.

John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The federal government is preparing to aggressively crack down on hospitals for not reporting complete COVID-19 data daily into a federal data system, according to internal documents obtained by NPR.

The draft guidance, expected to be sent to hospitals this week, also adds new reporting requirements, asking hospitals to provide daily information on influenza cases, along with COVID-19. It’s the latest twist in what hospitals describe as a maddening flurry of changing requirements, as they deal with the strain

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