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CMS IPPS Proposed Rule - Infection Prevention Items

The April 27 IPPS Proposed Rule included several items of interest regarding infection prevention.  CMS is accepting public comments until 5 p.m. ET on June 17, 2016 at https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-09120.

Inpatient (IQR) and Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) Programs

  • Removal of PSI 07 Central Venous Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infection Rate
Value-based Purchasing Program: Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Inclusion of Select Ward (non-ICU) Locations
  • Proposing to include selected ward (non-ICU) locations in the CLABSI and CAUTI measures beginning with the FY 2019 program year (Baseline CY 2015; Performance CY 2017).

Future - CMS is seeking public comment on possible new quality measures and measure topics:

  • New NHSN Antimicrobial Use Measure
  • Potential public reporting of quality measures data stratified by race, ethnicity, sex, and disability and future hospital quality measures that incorporate health equity
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