Saturday, December 31, 2016, 11:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET.
To meet the CMS ESRD QIP NHSN reporting requirements for Payment Year 2018, outpatient hemodialysis clinics must submit their third quarter 2016 Dialysis Event data collected from July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016, by Saturday, December 31, 2016. New or revised third quarter data entered into NHSN after December 31 will not be sent to CMS. Therefore, please be aware that any changes or corrections to third quarter 2016 data should be made prior to the reporting deadline.
We recommend using the following resources to review your data before the deadline. These resources and others can be found on the Dialysis Event homepage:
- Review the NHSN Dialysis Event Protocolto ensure all data were correctly reported to NHSN.
- Use the How to Create and Read an NHSN Report for CMS ESRD QIPguide to verify your facility has met the minimum CMS reporting requirements.
- Refer to the How to Create and Read an NHSN Report for Bloodstream Infectionsguide to review your facility’s bloodstream infection rates.
Contact the NHSN Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line ‘Dialysis’) with any questions.