Updates to ESRD QIP measures, domain structure, and weights
Modifications to data submission requirements
NHSN Validation Study
Methods for reviewing and commenting on the Proposed Rule
The target audience for the Call includes dialysis clinics and organizations, nephrologists, hospitals with dialysis units, billers/coders, quality improvement experts, and other stakeholders. The Call will not include a question and answer session.
NHSN will present four ESRD Component trainings during August 2018. Listen-only audio for these will be available through your computer’s speakers. If you need audio via telephone, the dial-in number for all sessions is 303-248-0285 (toll), with access code 6393927.
Introduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol will be held on August 7, 2018 and repeated on August 8, to provide details necessary to meet the ESRD QIP requirements for NHSN reporting and BSI monitoring. Registration is required at:
The newly published June NHSN Newsletter includes no updates to the Dialysis Component, but starting on page 11 it does describe several articles that are relevant to all NHSN users, including training updates, a call for version 9.2 (October 2018) beta testing volunteers, published case studies, automated data entry (CDA) updates, and usage statistics. Over 7,000 dialysis facilities are enrolled. Find NHSN Newsletters at https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/newsletters/index.html.
CMS has announced that the deadline for entering and correcting NHSN data for January-March 2018 has been extended to July 2, 2018. Corrections or additions entered after that date will not be forwarded from CDC to CMS, and they will not be included in your QIP calculations. Send questions to ESRDQIP@cms.hhs.gov.