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Recommendation: The Administrator of CMS should establish standard Medicaid reporting requirements for all states to annually report key information on critical incidents, considering, at a minimum, the type of critical incidents involving Medicaid beneficiaries, and the type of residential facilities, including assisted living facilities, where critical incidents occurred. (Recommendation 2)
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: HHS neither agreed nor disagreed with this recommendation. CMS has taken several actions to highlight the importance of critical incident reporting, including issuing a bulletin in June 2018, that provided steps states could consider to improve their critical incident reporting systems; conducting a webinar training program entitled Incident Management 101 in May 2018; and is completing a pilot survey of seven states in June 2019 that collected information on how each state organize their incident management system to best respond, resolve, monitor, report, and prevent critical incidents. As of August 2019, CMS had not established a standard requirement for states to annually report key information on critical incidents. To fully implement this recommendation, CMS would need to establish standard Medicaid reporting requirements for all states to report critical incidents annually. GAO will continue to monitor CMS actions in response to this recommendation.