Keep Up The Good Work!
Why We're Submitting CDI Data Into NHSN.
Your nursing facility is a model of excellence!
By committing to take part in a national effort to understand the burden of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) in nursing homes, you consistently demonstrate your dedication to the quality of life of our residents.
 
You are part of a movement that includes more than 3,000 nursing homes across America, including 108 in Florida. With your help, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was able-for the first time ever-to calculate CDI rates for every state in the nation.

But we are not done yet.
 
We need your help to maintain CDI data entry into the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) through the end of 2018. This consistency will allow our state and the nation to measure improvement. Your continued dedication has several additional benefits.
For example, CDI surveillance:
Above all, understanding the burden of CDI protects our residents.
 
Even if you have zero CDIs to report, your data helps paint the real picture of CDI in our geographical area. Your best practices are working to prevent these infections, and you should be proud of this achievement.
 
As your Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization, Health Services Advisory Group is committed to supporting you on this journey. We truly appreciate everything you do.
 
Sincerely, 
Mark Your Calendar!


The Medicare deadline for the first six months of 2018 data is July 10.
This material was prepared by Health Services Advisory Group, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Florida, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.
Publication No. FL-11SOW-C.2-06272018-01