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CMS no-payment policy spurs action: study
Modern Healthcare

The CMS‘ nonpayment policy for certain types of healthcare-associated infections has led hospitals to ramp up their surveillance and prevention efforts, according to results of a survey of infection preventionists, published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Of the 371 hospitals that submitted responses for the survey, more than 80% said they had seen an increase in efforts to target infections specifically named by the federal government for nonpayment.