CMS has issued proposed payment and policy updates for 2018 that affect hospitals' quality reporting, among other changes. ... providers to improve the quality of care and services they provide,” a CMS fact sheet said.
CMS's new MS-DRG codes require more precise diagnostic reporting. ... When CMS announced revisions to its payment structure last year, its plan to stop paying for certain hospital-acquired conditions received a lot of attention.
A summary of the new announcement is available on the CMS website.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed changes to the discharge planning requirements that hospitals must meet in order to participate in its programs. ... Also, CMS last week finalized updates to the 2-midnight rule on
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CMS has again extended the start of enforcement of the 2-midnight rule while it awaits congressional action on physician payment formulas.
More information is available on the CMS website.
Oct. 1 is still the implementation deadline, but CMS will allow flexibility for some practices, and ACP can help. ... More information about the plan can be found in ACP's Newsroom and on the CMS website.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added data to the Hospital Compare website about how often central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) occur in the nation's ICUs, ... There were approximately 41,000 CLABSIs in U.S.