Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC; Requirements and Enforcement Process for Reporting of COVID-19 Data Elements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals [open pdf - 191KB]
From the Memorandum Summary: " CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] is committed to taking continuing to take critical steps to ensure America's healthcare facilities are prepared to respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE).  On September 2, 2020, an interim final rule with comment period (IFC) went on display in the Federal Register.  CMS has released new regulatory requirements for all hospitals and critical access hospitals hospital (CAHs) at §42 CFR 482.42(e) and 485.640(d), respectively to report information in accordance with a frequency and in a standardized format as specified by the Secretary during the PHE for COVID-19.  Failure to report the specified data needed to support broader surveillance of COVID-19 may lead to the imposition of the remedy to terminate a provider's participation from the Medicare and Medicaid programs."
Ref No. QSO-21-03-Hospitals/CAHs
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: https://www.cms.gov/