NHSN Enrollment Group - Step 2 - Begin Registration

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Wisconsin NHSN Users-LTC

NHSN Enrollment - Step 2 - Begin Registration/ Rules of Behavior

To start registering in NHSN,

1. Click the Rules of Behavior linkClick "Agree."

2. Enter your first name, last name and email address (Use the same email throughout the registration/enrollment process. The account is linked to this email).

3. Select "CCN (CMS Certification Number)" as your facility identifier. 

4. Enter your 6-digit CCN (Medicare billing number), which starts with "52." If you are unsure what your CCN is, go to the DQA directory, find your facility and the CCN/provider number.

5. Select "LTC-SKILLNURS - Skilled Nursing Facility" or "LTC-DEVDIS - Longterm Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled" as applicable for the facilty type. 

6. Click "Submit."


You will receive two emails in response to this registration: 

1. "Welcome to NHSN!" arrives immediately.

2. "Invitation to Register" arrives from "SAMS-no-reply" within 24 hours. 


If you haven't already done so, print the contact information and annual facility survey forms and start to complete them in hard copy. They will be needed in a few weeks to complete the registration process.  


Stop here and wait for the next DPH Enrollment Group message or feel free to continue using the LTC Enrollment Checklist