Joint Commission Details 2012 NHSN Reporting Requirements For Compliance with CMS Quality Reporting Program Rules

January 19, 2012

In it’s January 18, 2012 online publication, Joint CommissionOnline, ┬áthe Joint Commission has summarized the 2012 NHSN reporting requirements healthcare facilities will be required to make for compliance with the CMS rules for quality reporting programs.

The NHSN 2012 reporting requirements were outlined in the recent final and proposed CMS Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Quality incentive Program (QIP) rules.

The publication provides an outline of reporting requirements for the following:

  • Acute care facilities participating in the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS): reporting of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) from adult and pediatric ICUs (no NICUs), and all operative procedures and any surgical site infections (SSIs) resulting from colon surgery or abdominal hysterectomy.
  • Outpatient dialysis facilities: dialysis events for at least three consecutive months in 2012.
  • Long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities: central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and CAUTIs from all locations as of October 2012.
  • Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs): CAUTIs from all locations beginning in October 2012.

Click here to read the full report.

Additional resource:

CDC, Healthcare Facility Reporting via NHSN to Comply with CMS Rules.


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