On June 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they are posting the first set of COVID-19 nursing home data they have collected. The data update includes details on COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes and the results of all nursing home surveys since the agency refocused its inspection strategy to target infection controls. CMS incorporated COVID-19 cases and death counts into a beneficiary nursing home look-up tool and there is also an interactive map that includes data on resident infections and deaths. The state-level data shows the highest rates of incidence in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.
As of May 31, 80% of the nation’s more than 15,000 nursing homes reported data. This data indicates a total of:
- COVID-19 confirmed cases: 95,515
- COVID-19 suspected cases: 58,288
- COVID-19 deaths: 31,782
The next set of data will be updated in two weeks. Going forward after that date, CMS plans to update the data weekly.
- Overview of nursing home COVID-19 data is available here.
- COVID-19 nursing home data is available here.
- State survey memo on release of nursing home data is available here.
CMS continues to urge states to improve nursing home inspection rates. Last week CMS reported that they would recoup certain Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding if inspections are not completed by designated dates. The results of the completed surveys and the reports are available on Nursing Home Compare. CMS plans to post the results of the inspections monthly on an ongoing basis as they are completed.
- Results of targeted inspections are available here.
- The survey results are available here.
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