APIC to CMS: Expand CLABSI, CAUTI Measurement in Stages


In comments on the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for fiscal year 2014, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology recommended CMS expand reporting for central line-associated infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections in stages.

APIC supports many of the changes to the IPPS for acute-care hospitals, such as the development of an algorithm to exclude planned readmissions from the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

Click here to read the full story on APIC's comments to CMS in Becker's Hospital Review.

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