NHSN Enrollment Webinar Slides have been Posted

Nancy Leveille and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

Yesterday, the National Health Care Safety Network (NHSN) held an additional webinar for Long Term Care COVID-19 Enrollment. It reviewed the 3-step process to enroll into the NHSN, the Secure Access Management Services (SAMS) and then to enter your facility (facilities). You can find the new educational program materials at: https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/covid19/ltcf/covid19-enroll-refresh-508.pdf. CDC will also post their audio webinar within a couple days if you prefer to listen to the session provided on Friday, May 15 at 3 pm.

The NHSN emphasized that the first two stages of the enrollment process may take between 3-5 days to process. The first two steps require providers to agree to a certification process and then providers receive a ticket from CDC/NHSN to be able to progress to the next step. Therefore, if you have not started this process yet, you must begin asap to meet the deadlines of data submission.

As noted in previous NYSHFA/NYSCAL Priority Alerts, the first data upload is due by May 17, 2020, but does have a grace period to May 24, 2020. The NHSN is processing provider registrations and enrollments seven days a week to accomplish the deadline requirements.                                                                                  

NHSN is answering emails for assistance as fast as possible and requests that providers do not send in the same request multiple times, as this is dramatically slowing down the ability to respond.

The NHSN educational materials will guide you through the process.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16