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CMS Revises Vaccination Reporting Requirements for 2013-14 Influenza Season

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the vaccination reporting requirements for the current influenza season — Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. Two changes affecting acute-care hospitals participating in the CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program require hospitals to report summary data on influenza vaccinations for:

  1. The entire October to March influenza season. In the past, organizations had the option of only reporting data for January through March.
  2. Health care personnel who physically work in the reporting facility for one or more days. This is a change from the former 30 or more days.

All other reporting requirements remain the same. For additional information, visit www.cdc.gov/nhsn/acute-care-hospital/hcp-vaccination/index.html. Influenza vaccination summary reporting questions can be sent to NHSN@cdc.gov and should include “HPS Flu Summary” in the subject line.

 

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