The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended to Aug. 28 the deadline for reporting healthcare-associated infection data to quality reporting programs for inpatient and long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and prospective payment system-exempt cancer hospitals. The extension applies only to HAI data submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network, which has experienced intermittent problems that CDC expects to resolve soon, CMS said. The Aug. 15 deadline remains in effect for clinical process of care and perinatal care elective delivery data.