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

Step I:
Complete Dialysis Component Training

Step II:
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

Step III:
Report data following the NHSN Protocol

Step IV:
Complete data quality checks by reviewing the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Data

Step V:
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.

If you are using a digital certificate to access to NHSN, please contact PHIN Tech: 1-800-532-9929,
If you are using a SAMS grid card to access NHSN, please contact SAMS: 877-681-2901,
You can also contact for more information.