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HHS makes COVID-19 data reporting a Medicare CoP as of Sept. 2

Get a firm handle on your COVID-19 case data now that a new interim final rule requires the information to be reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Medicare Condition of Participation (CoP).

The interim rule, which was pre-published for public inspection late Thursday, says the data must be reported daily as specified by HHS and points to a July FAQ for the current list of information sets that must be reported.

The change means that as soon as the interim rule is posted to the Federal Register—scheduled for September 2, 2020—failures to report the data could result in a condition-level deficiency and impact your ability to bill Medicare.

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