March 24, 2023

Changes Coming for NHSN Reporting

Several weeks ago, LeadingAge suggested to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting be reevaluated with the end of the public health emergency in May. LeadingAge learned on March 23 that NHSN changes are currently under review.

The changes will once again streamline reporting, removing or changing data elements that no longer provide meaningful information or for which the use of the data is no longer supported. LeadingAge provided preliminary feedback and will continue dialogue with CDC on the proposed changes.