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Resources: Browser Support Changes for MCReF and PS&R, COVID-19 Vaccination Data Submission and MACs Resume

Posted by Admin Posted on June 16 2021

Resources Browser Support Changes for MCReF and PS&R

News from CGS: Beginning, Monday, June 21, 2021, the supported browser for MCReF and PS&R is changing from Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) to Google Chrome. With this change, MCReF and PS&R will no longer actively support the IE browser.   

Please work with your organization / IT support to ensure that you have access to Google Chrome on all devices necessary to continue using MCReF and PS&R.


COVID-19 Vaccination Data Submission

Effective May 21, 2021, nursing homes are required to report resident and staff vaccination information through the NHSN module per CMS' Interim Final Rule-3414. Any nursing homes that are not reporting this information weekly should do so immediately. Nursing homes that do not submit vaccination data for both residents and staff by 11:59pm June 13, 2021, will be imposed a civil money penalty. Furthermore, a higher civil money penalty will be imposed for each subsequent week that a facility does not report the required information.   

CMS' Interim Final Rule-3414

CMS memorandum QSO-21-19-NH.

Click here for information and instructions on how to submit data, please view CDC's webpage Weekly HCP & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination | LTCF | NHSN | CDC

For questions, please contact the CDC at:


MACs Resume Medical Review on a Post-payment Basis

Beginning August 2020, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) resumed post-payment reviews of items and services with dates of service before March 2020.   

Click here for information.


HHS Reporting Requirements

HHS revised the Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements - PDF* as of June 11, 2021. There are now multiple reporting periods based on dates payments were received.   

Click here for Reporting Requirements and Auditing details from


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