HHS Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Hospital Data Reporting

Aug. 3, 2020

On Friday (July 31), the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated its guidance and frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to daily COVID-19-related hospital data reporting. The key changes, effective immediately, include:

  • Hospitals may decrease the frequency of reporting supply-related data fields – items 26-32 in the guidance document’s table – from daily to three times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • For the data fields asking hospitals for the days of on-hand supply – items 27 and 28 in the guidance document’s table – hospitals have the option of selecting a range of days, rather than calculating a specific number.

For technical assistance, email your question(s) to the HHS Protect Service Desk at protect-servicedesk@hhs.gov.