Important Change to NHSN Point-of-Care Test Reporting Requirement


HHS has rescinded its prior requirement that SNFs report COVID-19 point-of-care test results to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), which had been previously required. This requirement has now been removed. 

Please note that this does not eliminate the requirement that any provider using point-of-care tests under a CLIA waiver must report their test results. It provides the flexibility to report those results through  state and local public health departments or through NHSN.  

This also does not eliminate the requirement to report positive cases of COVID-19 through NHSN. 

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