When your kidneys no longer function properly, dialysis replaces some of those functions. One type of dialysis, hemodialysis, uses a machine and a filter to remove waste products and water from the blood. Outpatient dialysis services are used to treat the majority of individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). There are over 190 outpatient hemodialysis facilities in Virginia.
|CMS Reporting Program||HAI Event||Applicable Units||Reporting Start Date|
|ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP)||Dialysis Event (includes positive blood culture, IV antimicrobial start, and signs of vascular access infection)||Outpatient hemodialysis facilities||January 2012|
- Surveillance Tools for Enrolled Outpatient Dialysis Facilities (CDC) – NHSN protocols and resources specific to outpatient dialysis facilities
- CMS Requirements for Reporting via NHSN (CDC) – current or proposed CMS requirements including particular HAI event data and reporting specifications
- CMS Reporting Resources for Outpatient Dialysis Facilities (CDC) – operational guidance and monthly checklists for reporting for outpatient dialysis facilities
- CMS Dialysis Facility Compare – public information about the quality of care at dialysis facilities; use to find dialysis facilities and compare the quality of care between different facilities
- Virginia Regulatory Town Hall – source of information about proposed changes to Virginia’s regulations; includes online forums where the public can make comments on proposed regulations