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Hospitals urged to enter CCN in NHSN database for reporting CLABSI requirement
June 6, 2011
Hospitals are reminded to enter their current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Certification Number (CCN) in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) in order for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to provide the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) quality measure data to CMS as required by the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program. It is anticipated that the Annual Payment Update (APU) Dashboard and the Provider Participation Report will display hospital CLABSI reporting status as early as July 2011—however, only for hospitals with a CCN in the NHSN database.
CCN Number Verification
Hospitals currently submitting data to the NHSN may not have provided their CCN when they enrolled and are encouraged to add this information by June 20. The CCN must be entered prior to the August 15 submission deadline for First Quarter 2011 (1Q11) discharges.
The NHSN website has been updated and hospitals can now add or update their CCN directly in the system.
Hospitals are encouraged to verify their CCN on the Facility Information screen. CDC will not be able to provide the HAI, CLABSI data to CMS for hospitals submitting CLABSI data without a CCN entered in the NHSN database.
All hospitals participating in the Patient Safety Component are reminded that it is time to complete a 2010 Patient Safety Component facility survey.
For more information regarding HAI data, access the NHSN website.