To meet the CMS ESRD QIP NHSN reporting requirements for Payment Year 2021, outpatient hemodialysis clinics must submit their second quarter 2019 Dialysis Event data collected from April 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2019, by Monday, September 30, 2019. New or revised second quarter data entered into NHSN after September 30th will not be sent to CMS. Therefore, please be aware that any changes or corrections to second quarter 2019 data should be made prior to the reporting deadline.

Reminder: The AKI location was created to allow the CDC to exclude AKI data from NHSN Bloodstream Infection (BSI) data shared with CMS, while still capturing this information in NHSN for public health surveillance purposes. Data reported to the AKI location are not currently shared with CMS, and are currently excluded from calculations for the BloodstreamInfection (BSI) Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) and from the CMS End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) measures.

We recommend using the following resources to review your data before the deadline.  These resources and others can be found on the Dialysis Event homepage:

Contact the NHSN Helpdesk (, subject line ‘Dialysis’) with any questions.