2011 CMS CLASBI reporting requirements announced

Accreditation Connection, December 22, 2010

The Joint Commission has issued a notification to its accredited hospitals regarding new reporting requirements for healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data for those Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) hospitals participating in CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. Effective Jan. 1, 2011, these hospitals, in order to qualify for their full annual payment, will need to submit this data through the CDC’s national Healthcare Safety Network.

Specifically, these hospitals must report data collected on central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLASBI) for intensive care and neonatal intensive care units. According to The Joint Commission’s notice, those facilities reporting data for the first quarter must submit their findings no later than August 15, 2011.

For more information and instructions, visit the CDC’s website here.

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