HHS Makes Major Changes to COVID-19 Reporting Process

July 14, 2020

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making significant changes to the process hospitals use to report data on bed capacity, utilization, personal protective equipment (PPE) and in-house laboratory testing data. Illinois hospitals and health systems will need to report data daily (seven days a week) to HHS using the TeleTracking portal, which will also replace previous one-time requests for data used to distribute remdesivir.

The most significant changes are to the reporting options and data fields. Effective this Wednesday, July 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network COVID-19 module will no longer be an option for daily reporting and Illinois hospitals will be required to use the TeleTracking portal.

This portal has also been used for special data reporting requests related to high-impact funds distribution and remdesivir distribution. For issues with accessing the TeleTracking portal or questions about the data, contact TeleTracking Technical Support at 1-877-570-6903.

See an HHS notice and IHA’s July 13 COVID-19 Update for more details.