After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system release on December 2, 2017, analysis reports and select alerts were not accessible to some NHSN Dialysis Component group and facility users. This issue has since been resolved, and users are now able to access their reports and receive alerts.
As a result of this issue, outpatient dialysis facilities and groups were unable to review NHSN data for completion and accuracy from December 2, 2017 through December 21, 2017. To provide facilities with ample time to review their NHSN data and make any corrections, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) deadline for facilities to enter third-quarter 2017 NHSN data to January 31, 2018.
For more information on the ESRD QIP, please visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/ESRDQIP/index.html. For more information about NHSN, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/.
Thank you for your attention in this matter and for entering your facility’s data promptly. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the NHSN helpdesk at NHSN@cdc.gov or CMS ESRD QIP team at firstname.lastname@example.org.