The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the reporting deadline for quality reporting measure ASC-8 Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel until Aug. 15, 2015, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) says.
To report, facilities must enroll in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Facilities that have not started the enrollment process should do so immediately, according to ASCA. To submit data, ASCs must enroll in NHSN a minimum of eight weeks before the Aug. 15 deadline. ASCA leaders have heard that it can take more than a month to enroll.
For instructions, go to http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/ambulatory-surgery/enroll.html.