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
- 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