HHS will require hospitals to report flu information, in addition to COVID-19

Noncompliance with the new reporting rules “could result in termination for both Medicare and Medicaid,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday afternoon that it would begin requiring hospitals to include data elements about influenza patients to their daily COVID-19 reporting.

Starting Wednesday, hospitals will have 14 weeks to come into compliance with the requirements, said Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on a call with reporters.


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