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National Groups Join Calif. Hospitals in Opposition to New SSI Disclosure Rules
Outpatient Surgery

Imagine having to report information on all surgical site infections acquired by patients undergoing a wide range of procedures, as well as over a dozen additional data points for all surgery patients, on a monthly basis to both state and federal health authorities. That’s what a new disclosure rule in California would require, much to the chagrin of the state’s 350 hospitals.

The California Hospital Association has filed a lawsuit to block the new California Department of Public Health requirements on SSI reporting.