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Hospitals to report healthcare-associated infections
Modern Healthcare

General acute-care hospitals will soon be required to report rates of certain types of healthcare-associated infections to the CMS using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s infection surveillance system.

As part of the CMS’ revisions to the inpatient prospective payment system, hospitals must submit data on their incidences of catheter-associated bloodstream infections beginning in fiscal 2011. That information will be used to calculate hospitals’ annual payment update for 2013, the CMS said in a release.