The deadline has been extended to July 1, 2019 for entries and modifications to NHSN data on events occurring from January through March 2019, that will be reported to CMS. Entries and modifications completed after July 1 will not be reported to CMS for use in calculating QIP scores.
CROWNWeb has announced that their June New User Training session will occur on June 11, 2019; register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/june-2019-new-user-training/.
The June CROWNWeb News is also now available, at http://mycrownweb.org/2019/05/june-2019-newsletter/, including articles on Frequently Asked Questions, Depression Screening, catching up on a missed CROWNWeb event, and CMS Clinical Closure deadlines (your Network may ask you to submit earlier), as well as the usual comprehensive list of links to useful resources, tools, events, and past issues of the News.
The June CROWNWeb Town Hall will be held June 27, 2019. Register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/june-2019-town-hall/.
CMS has issued an informative Q&A on the May 2019 Refresh of Dialysis Facility Compare. Find the Q&A at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/End-Stage-Renal-Disease/ESRDGeneralInformation/Downloads/DFC-May-2019-Refresh-Q-A.pdf, and DFC at https://www.medicare.gov/dialysisfacilitycompare/.
CROWNWeb will present an 18 April Town Hall meeting featuring clinical tips and shortcuts. Register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/april-2019-town-hall/.
The April CROWNWeb Newsletter includes articles on the new ESRD Data Management Guidelines document, and online 2744 training sessions. Find it at http://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/April_2019_Newsletter.pdf.
The Forum of ESRD Networks will host an April 10, 2019 webinar on The ESRD QIP: What Every Facility Should Know. The webinar will provide an overview of the ESRD QIP, and practical guidance on interpreting and sharing your QIP PSC with your patients. While registration is open only to the first thousand patients, it will be recorded for later playback. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6551857146314183682.
CMS will present an April 9, 2019 Quarterly Measures webinar on the ESRD QIP SHR Standardized Hospitalization Ratio measure. For details see https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6298808943011603459.
Required Annual Training: The Dialysis Event Module annual training has been updated and moved to a new platform called CDC TRAIN. Self-paced training and post-assessment will remain the same as the previous version, but the CDC TRAIN platform requires you to register with the site, and allows you to save your training certificates after completion. NHSN recommends that all users take this training, but at least one user per facility is required to take and pass this training annually. Find the training course and instruction guide at https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/event/index.html. Email NHSN@cdc.gov with “Dialysis” in the subject line with any questions.
Training Needs Assessment: In taking the NHSN Dialysis Event Module Training Needs Assessment, some users experienced a system error which only permitted them to complete the Demographics section of the survey. If you experienced this, please retake the Assessment, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DialysisEventTNA. NHSN apologizes for the inconvenience and truly values your input. If you have not taken the Assessment yet, please do, to help NHSN better understand training needs for the Dialysis Event Module. The Assessment will remain open until May 31, 2019.