CMS to withhold pay for some hospital-acquired infections

August 23, 2007

CMS has come out with a final rule that says it will not pay hospitals if Medicare patients catch a hospital-acquired infection.

CMS to withhold pay for some hospital-acquired infections

CMS has come out with a final rule on changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system for 2008. Published in the Aug. 22 Federal Register, the 1,047-page document is notable for including a section dealing with not paying hospitals if Medicare patients come down with certain hospital-acquired infections. To view the rule, go to http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/07-3820.htm

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