Reminder – Data for CMS Quality Reporting Programs Due Soon!

This message contains reporting deadline reminders for the CMS Quality Reporting Programs. The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) encourages facilities to enter data in timely manner ahead of the deadlines in order to ensure data completion and accuracy. Make sure to allow ample time before the deadline to review, and if necessary, correct your HAI data. Data entered in NHSN after the submission deadline are not sent to CMS and will not be used in CMS pay-for-reporting or pay-for-performance programs. Data can be reviewed by using the Analysis reports within NHSN.

If you are unable to enter data into NHSN, it is possible that your Facility Administrator or Patient Safety Primary Contact has not accepted the updated NHSN Agreement to Participate and Consent. For questions or assistance with the updated Consent form and/or reassignment of the Facility Administrator or Primary Contact, please contact as soon as possible.

The following data must be entered into NHSN by November 15, 2022, for facilities that participate in certain CMS quality reporting programs.

Long-Term Acute Care Facilities (LTACs/LTCHs) that participate in the Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program:
2022 Quarter 2 (April 1 – June 30) CLABSI and CAUTI data (all bedded inpatient locations)
2022 Quarter 2 (April 1 – June 30) C. difficile LabID Events (FacWideIN, all healthcare-onset, and community-onset)
2022 Quarter 2 (April 1 – June 30) COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) that participate in the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program:
2022 Quarter 2 (April 1 – June 30) COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel

Please ensure that at least one individual at your facility can access NHSN via their Secure Access Management Services (SAMS) account and has been assigned appropriate user rights in NHSN to enter and view your facility’s data. To guarantee that your data is accurately entered into NHSN, verify that; 1) your monthly reporting plans are complete; 2) you’ve entered appropriate summary and event data or checked the appropriate no events boxes; and 3) you’ve cleared all alerts from your NHSN facility homepage. For additional guidance on ensuring your data are accurately sent to CMS for Quality Reporting purposes, please visit our website and navigate to the appropriate section(s) for your facility type:

If you have any questions, please contact the NHSN Helpdesk: The NHSN Helpdesk is staffed Mondays thru Fridays, 7 am-5 pm ET, excluding Federal Holidays.