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CMS doubles down on preventing discrimination, antibiotic overuse in hospitals
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is aiming to reduce discrimination and overuse of antibiotics via a proposed rule.

The proposal states that all hospitals participating in Medicare and Medicaid must abide by antidiscrimination policies. Specifically, a hospital cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

The rule also compels hospitals to inform patients in writing about these policies and what steps they can take if they feel they are being mistreated.

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