Data & Research

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​AHCA/NCAL develops and compiles cutting edge, comprehensive research and data concerning the long term and post-acute care sector. Whether conducted by AHCA/NCAL and prestigious research agencies or gathered from government agencies, the association aims to provide a clear picture to the public and policymakers about the state of skilled nursing centers​.​​​


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​​​COVI​D-19 Nursing Home Dashboard

​Updated weekly. Data as of Novemb​er 20​, 2020.

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 Cases


Note: The data begins at the end of May because nursing homes began weekly reporting to the federal government in mid-May. Data prior to May be found by contacting state health departments.​ Visit the CMS website​ for more information. 

​Independent research indicates that community spread is linked to outbreaks in nursing homes. ​


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 County Positivity Classification


On August 25, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule that established Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Testing Requirements for Staff and Residents. Specifically, skilled nursing facilities are required to test residents and staff for COVID-19 based on parameters set forth by the HHS Secretary. Included in the requirements is a trigger for routine testing for staff and residents based on the extent of the virus in the community as indicated by CMS it its published report on county positivity rate in the prior week.

​County Color Classifi​cation
​County Positivity Rates
​Nursing Home Testing Requirements
​Green​

​Less than 5% positivity
OR fewer than 20 tests
​Once a month

​Yellow
​5-10% positivity
OR
greater than 10% positivity and less than 500 tests and less than 2,000 tests per 100,000 people
​Once a week

​Red
​Greater than 10% positivity
and do not meet the criteria for 'g​reen' or 'yellow'
​Twice a week



Learn more about the testing requirements at www.ahcancal.org/coronavirus under the Testing section. 

 SNF Occupancy



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