CLABSI to be included on Hospital Compare

Accreditation Connection, February 3, 2012

CMS has updated its Hospital Compare website in order to include central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) data provided by hospitals.

Hospitals must report CLABSI rates for adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit patients to receive a full payment update in fiscal year 2013 under the inpatient prospective payment system. Hospitals with ICUs and are participating in the program began reporting this data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network in January.

For more information, visit the Hospital Compare website.

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