NHSN Data Submission Deadline Approaching for Quarter 2 2023 ESRD QIP Data


September 29, 2023

Outpatient hemodialysis facilities participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) must submit their Quarter 2 2023 National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data by Monday, October 2, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). As best practice, submissions provided earlier than the day of a deadline allows you additional time to ensure data accuracy and make any data adjustments if necessary. Quarter 2 data covers data from April 01, 2023, through June 30, 2023, for the following ESRD QIP measures:

  • NHSN Bloodstream Infection (BSI) in Hemodialysis Patients
  • NHSN Dialysis Event Reporting
  • COVID-19 Vaccination among Healthcare Personnel (HCP)

Please pay attention to the alerts that appear on the NHSN home screen and address them accordingly. Confirm that the correct CMS Certification Number (CCN) (alphanumeric only) has been entered for your facility.

At each quarterly reporting deadline, NHSN takes a snapshot of your facility’s data and creates a permanent data file which is used to create the annual CMS ESRD QIP Final Compliance File. New or revised data entered into NHSN after 11:59 p.m. PT on October 2, 2023, will not be reflected in the Quarter 2 permanent data file used for the CMS QIP Final Compliance File.

Dialysis facilities must meet the NHSN data deadlines listed below to meet CMS reporting requirements. Please note, if the last day of the month falls on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, or on a federal holiday, the deadline will occur on the next federal business day. Not meeting the required reporting deadlines listed in this announcement puts your facility at risk for an ESRD QIP payment reduction. The 2023 NHSN quarterly submission deadlines for ESRD QIP are listed below.

2023 Data Submission Deadlines for NHSN ESRD Data
(BSI in Hemodialysis Patients, Dialysis Event Reporting, and COVID-19 Vaccination Among HCP)
Quarter 2023 Reporting Months  Data Submission Deadline
1 January-March July 14, 2023*
2 April-June October 2, 2023
3 July-September January 2, 2024
4 October-December April 1, 2024

* Extension issued for the Quarter 1 data submission deadline. Deadline changed from July 2, 2023, to July 14, 2023.

For questions about the information in this announcement, please contact the NHSN Helpdesk (NHSN@cdc.gov, subject line ‘Dialysis Quarter 2/2023 Deadline’). For ESRD QIP related question, please contact the ESRD QIP Team using the QualityNet Q&A Tool.