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Deadlines for Submitting Infection Data Extended

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for hospitals participating in the inpatient quality reporting program to submit certain second-quarter data. CMS has set a deadline of Nov. 20 at 11:59 p.m. (PT) for submission of the Clinical Process of Care, PC-01 and hospital-associated infection data. CMS reports it is granting the extension to provide hospitals more time to enter data, due to constraints they may have experienced from focusing on Ebola preparedness. CMS encourages hospitals to submit data ahead of the deadline so that they will have time to address any potential submission issues. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/nhsn/cms or email the NHSN Help Desk at NHSN@cdc.gov.

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