Deadline Approaching for Reporting Healthcare Worker Vaccination Data to NHSN

May 8, 2013 | Risk Management News

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Hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program who wish to submit summary data on healthcare personnel flu vaccination to the National Health Safety Network (NHSN) for the 2012-2013 flu season must do so by the May 15, 2013, deadline, according to information about the data submission process posted on the NHSN website. To avoid a 2% reduction in Medicare inpatient payments for fiscal year 2015 and exclusion from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Value-Based Purchasing Program, participating hospitals must report summary data for healthcare personnel working in the hospital for at least 30 days between October 1, 2012, and March 31, 2013.

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