The deadline for nursing centers to submit July through September 2016 data is November 14, 2016. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently considering how it will audit and enforce this requirement. The agency has stated it will consider “a good faith effort” for centers that have taken steps to register and submitted staffing and census data, even if the submission is not 100 percent accurate. Please note it is likely that simply registering by the deadline will NOT be sufficient to reflect a facility’s “good faith effort.”
If you haven’t registered, do it now! If you haven’t submitted any staffing or census data, begin the process or have an agreement in place through a vendor for submission.