Make patient the focus in meeting CMS regs

November 2008
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;Nov2008, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p128
This article discusses strategies for taking a patient focused approach to securing financial and administrative support for initiatives to prevent nosocomial infections in hospitals. Issues relating to the risk management response to an announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that they will not reimburse for the treatment of hospital acquired infections are discussed. The author contrasts a patient focused approach to treatment with a focus on complying with CMS.


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