UTI Reporting Requirement Begins July 1, 2024

New State rules in Chapter 270 have been adopted regarding reporting urinary tract infections into the NHSN system.  To review the rules click here and scroll to Chapter 270.   

Each nursing facility shall submit to the US CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network
a quarterly submission of data, separated by month, for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
for all locations within facility scope of service in accordance with NHSN specifications
beginning July 1, 2024.
Each health care facility shall authorize the MHDO to have access to the NHSN for
facility-specific reports of data, including all patient identifiers, submitted for any
measure under a state or federal mandate. For the purpose of public reporting, all patient identifiers will be protected by MHDO and remain confidential.
Maine Health Care Association will be providing education and guidance in the upcoming month to assist all to prepare for this new requirement.
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