To meet the CMS ESRD QIP NHSN reporting requirements for PY2018, dialysis facilities must submit their 2015/2016 healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza vaccination summary data, collected from October 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016, by Sunday, May 15, 2016. New or revised 2015/2016 HCP influenza vaccination data entered into NHSN after May 15th will not be sent to CMS. Any changes or corrections to this data should be made prior to the reporting deadline. May 15th is a Sunday. Regardless, data must be submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on May 15th. The NHSN Helpdesk is not staffed on weekends, so please plan data entry/review accordingly. Review the training slides at http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/training/dialysis/hcp-flu-vax-sum-report-dialysis-training-slides.pdf for information to help ensure your data are complete and accurate before the May 15th deadline.
At least one individual at your facility must be able to access NHSN via SAMS and has appropriate user rights in NHSN so they may enter and view your facility’s data. Required data include your 2015/2016 influenza season monthly reporting plan and your 2015/2016 HCP influenza vaccination summary record. All missing flu summary alerts must be cleared from your NHSN facility homepage. For additional guidance on ensuring that your data are accurately sent to CMS for QIP purposes, see http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/cms/operational-guidance-dialysis-hcp-flu-final.pdf . Contact the NHSN Helpdesk (NHSN@cdc.gov, subject line ‘HPS Flu – Dialysis’) with any questions.