Adult Care Home COVID-19 Data

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House Bill 2016

The Legislature passed HB 2016 during the 2020 Special Session requiring KDADS to complete infection control inspections for all nursing facilities, state licensed facilities, assisted living facilities, Home Plus and Adult Board and Care homes within 90 days of the effective date of the bill. HB 2016 also requires KDADS provide the necessary PPE, sanitizing supplies and testing kits appropriate to the needs of each facility on an ongoing basis, based upon the current number of residents; the current number of full-time and part-time staff members; the number of residents and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days; the ability to separate COVID-19 residents from non-COVID-19 residents; and any other factors deemed relevant by the Secretary of KDADS. The agency is in the process of evaluating the logistics of supplying PPE, supplies and testing kits through existing supply channels at KDHE and KDEM.

KDADS is planning a survey of adult care homes and nursing facilities to gather information from facilities about their PPE supplies, ability to purchase or use the KDEM distribution process, and adequacy of staffing levels and access to COVID-19 testing supplies.

KDADS leadership is organizing the efforts of the 50 certified surveyors and seven state licensed facility surveyors to conduct all the required infection control surveys by the 90-day deadline in HB 2016. CMS requires Kansas to complete infection control surveys in the CMS certified facilities by July 31. To meet that deadline, KDADS has entered an emergency contract with a consulting firm that can supply certified surveyors to complete infection control surveys, while having enough capacity to conduct follow-up surveys, respond to repeat outbreaks and conduct surveys for abuse and neglect complaints.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Data

This is preliminary data and will fluctuate as it is updated and reported each week. As the number of facilities submitting reports increases each week, the reported number of COVID-19 cases, suspected cases, and/or deaths each week may increase.

Average Cases Per 1,000 Residents

Average Deaths Per 1,000 Residents

The Nursing Home COVID-19 data reported by nursing homes to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Module, including Resident Impact; Facility Capacity, Staff and Personnel and Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment; and Ventilator Capacity and Supplies Data Elements.More information on CMS requirements for reporting COVID-19 information can be found here.

We note that the presence of cases of COVID-19 in a nursing home does not automatically indicate noncompliance with federal requirements. This information is used to assist with national surveillance of COVID-19 in nursing homes, and support actions to protect the health and safety of nursing home residents.