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CMS Extends Deadline for IRF, LTCH NHSN Data Submission

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for 2014 quality measure data submitted via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) and the long-term acute care (LTCH) quality reporting programs (QRP). For IRFs, the new deadline for submission of quarter one 2014 NHSN data is Nov. 15, which aligns with the previously established quarter two 2014 deadline, effectively requiring the submission of all NHSN data for quarters one and two on Nov. 15. For LTCHs, the new deadline for submission of quarters one and two 2014 NHSN data is Nov. 15, which aligns with the previously established quarter three 2014 deadline, effectively requiring the submission of NHSN data for the first three quarters of 2014 on Nov. 15.

This deadline extension is only for quality measure data submitted via the CDC’s NHSN. CMS strongly encourages all facilities to submit data several days prior to the deadline to allow time to address any submission issues and to provide an opportunity to review submissions and ensure data is complete. For further information, visit the CMS QRP websites for IRFs and LTCHs.

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