FACILITY SAFETY TESTING MEASURE
COVID-19 AND INFLUENZA TESTING IN SENIOR LIVING CONGREGATE CARE FACILITIES POWERS
THE FACILITY SAFETY TESTING MEASURE
Facility Safety Testing Measure TO BE ADDED TO CyPHIprepare IN MAY 2023
- Predictive analytical, probabilistic measure designed for real-time infectious disease surveillance and reporting in 15,700 federally regulated long-term care (LTC) skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and nursing homes (NHs).
- Multivariate probit model and facility-generated real-time data for measuring relative facility infection in a community.
- Community data readily available from CMS and CDC.
- Value of model to facility is marketing safe environment to prospective residents and staff.
- Model to be validated by university econometrician in 2023-I and piloted in 2023-II.
- Self-administered testing oversight by medical personnel in facility, with compiled results data for the CyPHIprepare Facility Safety Testing Model and transmitted from CyPHIprepare to appropriate CDC and local public health authorities.
- Authority for testing and reporting is CMS, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group, QSO-20-38-NH (August 26, 2020), Revised September 23, 2022.
LTC Resident and Staff Confirmed Cases, Deaths, and Vaccination Rates in December 2022
- Congregate LTC facility residents during the pandemic experienced 1,420,388 COVID-19 confirmed cases and 161,858 COVID-19 deaths (11.4%) (Data.CMS.gov data as of December 18, 2022, accessed January 5, 2023)
- Congregate LTC facility staff during the pandemic, through December 18, 2022, experienced 1,466,611 COVID-19 confirmed cases and 2,874 COVID-19 deaths (0.2%) (Data.CMS.gov data as of December 18, 2022, accessed January 5, 2023)
- Nationally, 86.0 percent of congregate LTC facility residents and 86.4% of staff completed primary vaccination, but only 48.5% of residents and 22.2% of staff were-up-to-date with vaccinations. (Data.CMS.gov data as of December 18, 2022, accessed January 5, 2023)