CMS will continue using the ESRD QIP Mailbox to receive and process Extraordinary Circumstances Exception (ECE) requests and supporting documents, payment questions, and facility-specific information. Likewise, facilities should continue to use their accounts on the QualityNet Secure Portal to pose formal inquiries and clarification questions during all preview periods.
Facilities and the public should not use any of these channels to submit Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to CMS.
CDC will present a free February 2, 2018 webinar on Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses’ Role in Antibiotic Stewardship. CDC will offer free continuing education for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Health Educators, Epidemiologists, Laboratorians, and Administrators. Find more information and register at https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=ujox10nxgwxw&campaign=jnyr3sj66t6a.