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CMS to expand hospital infection reporting

Accreditation Insider, May 12, 2015

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The federal government is launching expanded reporting definitions of certain healthcare-associated infections (HAI) to reduce confusion among providers, HealthLeaders Media reports. The effort aims to expand reporting beyond the intensive care unit to general medical/surgical patients.

CMS plans to expand reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) to all medical and surgical hospital beds. The changes are expected to increase the number of hospitals that meeting minimum public reporting requirements.

Read the HealthLeaders Media article.



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