NHSN Data Submission Deadline Approaching for Quarter 4 2023 ESRD QIP Data

NHSN Data Submission Deadline Approaching for Quarter 4 2023 ESRD QIP Data

March 25, 2024

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 4 2023 National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data by Monday, April 1, 2024, 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 4 data covers data from October 01, 2023, through December 31, 2023, for the following ESRD QIP measures:

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

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 April 1, 2024, will not be reflected in the Quarter 4 permanent data file used for the CMS QIP Final Compliance File.

Dialysis facilities must submit NHSN data by the deadline listed below. Not submitting the required data by this deadline puts your facility at risk for an ESRD QIP payment reduction. Please note, that if the last day of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday, the deadline will occur on the next federal business day.

The NHSN Quarter 4 2023 data submission deadline for ESRD QIP data is listed below.

NHSN Data Submission Deadline for Quarter 4 2023 ESRD Data
(BSI in Hemodialysis Patients, Dialysis Event Reporting, and
COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among HCP)
Quarter 2023 Reporting Months Data Submission Deadline
4 October-December April 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PT

For assistance with NHSN questions, please contact the NHSN Helpdesk via email (NHSN@cdc.gov, subject line ‘Dialysis Quarter 4/2023 Deadline’).

For assistance with general ESRD QIP related questions, please contact the ESRD QIP Team via the QualityNet Q&A Tool.