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The Nursing Home COVID-19 Public File includes data reported by nursing homes to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Module, including Resident Impact, Facility Capacity, Staff & Personnel, and Supplies & Personal Protective Equipment, and Ventilator Capacity and Supplies Data Elements. For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click <a href="https://data.cms.gov/download/b62a-ieuz/application%2Fpdf">here</a>. For a detailed explanation of the CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Data Quality Assurance Process, please click <a href="https://data.cms.gov/download/bqa5-3dzf/application%2Fpdf">here</a>. For a full list of variables included in this Public Use File (PUF) and their descriptions, please see below. The file contains an individual record for each certified Medicare skilled nursing facility/Medicaid nursing facility and the ending date for each collection week, and is updated weekly. More information on CMS requirements for reporting COVID-19 information can be found <a href="https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-29-nh.pdf">here</a>. We note that the presence of cases of COVID-19 in a nursing home does not automatically indicate noncompliance with federal requirements. This information is used to assist with national surveillance of COVID-19 in nursing homes, and support actions to protect the health and safety of nursing home residents. NOTE: There are several limitations to this is preliminary data. - The first deadline for reporting data was 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2020. As the number of facilities reporting increases each week, it will increase the reported number of COVID-19 cases, suspected cases, and deaths each week. - As with any new reporting program, some facilities will struggle with their first submissions, and therefore, some of the data from their early submissions may be inaccurate. Since facilities may correct data in future weeks, the data is subject to fluctuations as data for previously reported weeks may change when the website is updated. - The availability of testing may impact the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases facilities report. For example, facilities that did not have the ability to test all residents a few weeks ago would not be able to report all residents with confirmed cases. Similarly, access to testing can vary by state, region, or facility. - Facilities may opt to report cumulative data retrospectively back to January 1, 2020. Therefore, some facilities may be reporting higher numbers of cases/deaths compared to other facilities, due to their retrospective reporting. Numbers for Week Ending 05/24/2020 may include reporting for any time between 01/01/2020 through 05/24/2020. Reporting for subsequent weeks is on a weekly basis. - Data Quality Assurance (QA) and Validation (QA Flags): Data quality checks were performed to identify instances where facilities may have entered incorrect data, such as entering cumulative counts over time instead of new cases, and other data entry errors. In these cases, we will display facilities as having submitted data, but will not include their data in our dataset or analyses to preserve the accuracy of the data presented. Facilities that have submitted erroneous data will have an “N” displayed in the column titled “Passed Quality Assurance Check.” For more detailed information about this process, please reference the <a href="https://data.cms.gov/download/bqa5-3dzf/application%2Fpdf">CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Data Quality Assurance Process</a>. Due to these factors, CMS cautions users to consider these factors when performing any analysis. For example, data reported over the first few weeks should not be used to perform trend analysis and longitudinal analyses. We expect the data to stabilize as nursing homes become more familiar with how to submit data via the NHSN Long Term Care Facility Module. We also note that CMS has authority over Medicare/Medicaid Certified Long Term Care facilities (also known as nursing homes) and does not oversee other types of senior living centers, such as assisted living communities. Therefore, only data for nursing homes is posted. Lastly, states or localities within states have been publishing COVID-19 data about individuals in their communities. Due to different reporting requirements, timelines, and other factors, the data presented here may be inconsistent with data reported by a state. - For press inquiries, please use the <a href="https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/media-inquiries">CMS Newsroom Media Inquiries Form</a>, email <a href="mailto:Press@CMS.hhs.gov">Press@CMS.hhs.gov</a> or call <a href="tel:2026906145">202-690-6145</a>. - For questions about the NHSN COVID-19 LTC Module (including questions about enrollment and data submission <strong>and correction</strong>), please contact <a href="mailto:NHSN@cdc.gov">NHSN@cdc.gov</a>. - For questions regarding Federal requirements for nursing homes, please contact <a href="mailto:DNH_TriageTeam@cms.hhs.gov">DNH_TriageTeam@cms.hhs.gov</a>. - For questions regarding enforcement of Federal requirements for nursing homes (including COVID-19 reporting requirements), please contact <a href="mailto:DNH_Enforcement@cms.hhs.gov">DNH_Enforcement@cms.hhs.gov</a>. - For questions regarding the COVID-19 Nursing Home dataset on this site, please contact <a href="mailto:NH_COVID_Data@cms.hhs.gov">NH_COVID_Data@cms.hhs.gov</a>. <strong>COVID-19 Testing</strong> As part of CMS’ commitment to protecting nursing home residents, and to boost the surveillance of COVID-19, nursing homes are now required to conduct testing of residents and staff. More information about these requirements and guidelines can be found <a href="https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-38-nh.pdf">here</a>. These guidelines include testing staff on a certain frequency based on the COVID-19 positivity rate for the county the nursing home resides in. Rates of county positivity are posted <a href="https://data.cms.gov/download/hsg2-yqzz/application%2Fzip">here</a>. (Archive is <a href="https://data.cms.gov/stories/s/q5r5-gjyu">here</a>.) Facilities should monitor these rates every other week and adjust staff testing accordingly. <strong>Supporting COVID-19 Testing</strong> The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), recently <a href="https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/14/trump-administration-announces-initiative-more-faster-covid-19-testing-nursing-homes.html">announced</a> that we will begin providing nursing homes with a Point of Care (POC) rapid response testing instrument to bolster each facility’s ability to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The data collected through the NHSN system directly supports this initiative by helping to prioritize the nursing homes with testing needs and an increasing number of cases. For the methodology describing how facilities are prioritized, and a listing of the facilities, please click <a href="https://data.cms.gov/download/jbvf-tb74/application%2Fzip">here</a>. A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) is also available <a href="https://data.cms.gov/download/tv7a-xetf/application%2Fpdf">here</a>. For more information about the testing instruments, please view our recorded <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oCRqlY1kJw">webinar</a>.
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Special Programs/Initiatives - COVID-19 Nursing Home Data
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CMS - Division of Nursing Homes/Quality, Safety, and Oversight Group/Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
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Field Names:

Week Ending
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Federal Provider Number
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Provider Name
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Provider Address
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Provider City
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Provider State
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Provider Zip Code
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Submitted Data
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Passed Quality Assurance Check
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Residents Weekly Admissions COVID-19
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Residents Total Admissions COVID-19
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Residents Weekly Confirmed COVID-19
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Residents Total Confirmed COVID-19
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Residents Weekly Suspected COVID-19
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Residents Total Suspected COVID-19
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Residents Weekly All Deaths
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Residents Total All Deaths
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Residents Weekly COVID-19 Deaths
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Residents Total COVID-19 Deaths
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Number of All Beds
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Total Number of Occupied Beds
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Resident Access to Testing in Facility
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Laboratory Type Is State Health Dept
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Laboratory Type Is Other
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Able to Test or Obtain Resources to Test All Current Residents Within Next 7 Days
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Reason for Not Testing Residents - Lack of Supplies
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Reason for Not Testing Residents - Lack of Access to Laboratory
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Reason for Not Testing Residents - Lack of Access to Trained Personnel
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During Past Two Weeks Average Time to Receive Resident Test Results
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Has Facility Performed Resident Tests Since Last Report
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Tested Asymptomatic Residents in a Unit or Section After a New Case
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Tested Asymptomatic Residents Without Known Exposure as Surveillance
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Tested Another Subgroup of Residents
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Able to Test or Obtain Resources to Test All Staff and/or Personnel Within Next 7 Days
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Reason for Not Testing Staff and/or Personnel - Lack of PPE for Personnel
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Reason for Not Testing Staff and/or Personnel - Lack of Supplies
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Reason for Not Testing Staff and/or Personnel - Lack of Access to Laboratory
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Reason for Not Testing Staff and/or Personnel - Lack of Access to Trained Personnel
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Reason for Not Testing Staff and/or Personnel - Uncertainty About Reimbursement
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Reason for Not Testing Staff and/or Personnel - Other
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During Past Two Weeks Average Time to Receive Staff and/or Personnel Test Results
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Has Facility Performed Staff and/or Personnel Tests Since Last Report
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Tested Staff and/or Personnel with New Signs or Symptoms
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Tested Asymptomatic Staff and/or Personnel in a Unit or Section After a New Case
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Tested Asymptomatic Staff and/or Personnel Facility-Wide After a New Case
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Tested Asymptomatic Staff and/or Personnel Without Known Exposure as Surveillance
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Tested Another Subgroup of Staff and/or Personnel
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In-House Point-of-Care Test Machine
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COVID-19 Point-of-Care Tests Performed on Residents Since Last Report
covid_19_point_of_care_tests_performed_on_residents_since_last_report
COVID-19 Point-of-Care Tests Performed on Staff and/or Personnel Since Last Report
covid_19_point_of_care_tests_performed_on_staff_and_or_personnel_since_last_report
Enough Supplies to Test All Staff and/or Personnel Using Point-of-Care Test Machine
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Staff Weekly Confirmed COVID-19
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Staff Total Confirmed COVID-19
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Staff Weekly Suspected COVID-19
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Staff Total Suspected COVID-19
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Staff Weekly COVID-19 Deaths
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Staff Total COVID-19 Deaths
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Shortage of Nursing Staff
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Shortage of Clinical Staff
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Shortage of Aides
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Shortage of Other Staff
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Any Current Supply of N95 Masks
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One-Week Supply of N95 Masks
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Any Current Supply of Surgical Masks
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One-Week Supply of Surgical Masks
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Any Current Supply of Eye Protection
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One-Week Supply of Eye Protection
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Any Current Supply of Gowns
any_current_supply_of_gowns
One-Week Supply of Gowns
one_week_supply_of_gowns
Any Current Supply of Gloves
any_current_supply_of_gloves
One-Week Supply of Gloves
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Any Current Supply of Hand Sanitizer
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One-Week Supply of Hand Sanitizer
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Ventilator Dependent Unit
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Number of Ventilators in Facility
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Number of Ventilators in Use for COVID-19
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Any Current Supply of Ventilator Supplies
any_current_supply_of
One-Week Supply of Ventilator Supplies
one_week_supply_of_ventilator
Total Resident Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Per 1,000 Residents
total_resident_confirmed_covid_19_cases_per_1_000_residents
Total Resident COVID-19 Deaths Per 1,000 Residents
total_resident_covid_19_deaths_per_1_000_residents
Total Residents COVID-19 Deaths as a Percentage of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
total_residents_covid_19_deaths_as_a_percentage_of_confirmed_covid_19_cases
County
county
Three or More Confirmed COVID-19 Cases This Week
three_or_more_confirmed_covid_19_cases_this_week
Initial Confirmed COVID-19 Case This Week
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Geolocation
geolocation
States Boundaries
:@computed_region_dz63_q6gx
Hospital Referral Region
:@computed_region_ia25_mrsk
States
:@computed_region_p3pw_njwh
Counties
:@computed_region_x9pa_s2gq
US Zip Codes
:@computed_region_vbss_8z7g

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