National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
The CMS ESRD QIP NHSN reporting measure only applies to facilities that treat hemodialysis patients in-center. For purposes of the NHSN Dialysis Event reporting measure, twelve months of data must be reported in NHSN. At least one staff member (recommendation is two) at each facility must be trained in and knowledgeable of how to report dialysis events data to NHSN.
Access to NHSN
Complete Dialysis Component Training
Complete the 5-Step Enrollment for Outpatient Dialysis Facilities
Enroll each dialysis facility to receive a unique NHSN organization identification number
Enroll in NHSN as an "AMB-HMO-Hemodialysis Center" facility type
Input a correct CMS Certification Number (CCN) into NHSN
Report data following the NHSN Protocol
Complete data quality checks by reviewing the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Data
Run a CMS ESRD QIP Rule Report in NHSN to be sure all data is submitted according to CMS requirements
NHSN Contact Information
If you are attempting to log-in to NHSN and do not have access, please contact either the PHIN Tech or SAMS help desk.