Health Data Management:The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 30 plans to publish in the Federal Register. The proposed rule require hospitals to report more conditions and quality measures to receive their expected Medicare reimbursements.
The rule would also expand the list of conditions that Medicare will no longer cover beginning Oct. 1 unless hospitals report them as being present when a patient is first admitted to ensure accurate reimbursement. The initiative is designed to help reduce hospital-acquired infections.
New conditions are:
- Surgical site infections follow certain elective procedures;
- Legionnaires’ disease;
- Extreme blood sugar derangement;
- Collapse of a lung;
- Ventilator-associated pneumonia;
- Deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism;
- Bloodstream infection;
- Clostridium difficile associated disease.
Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted through June 13. CMS will respond to comments in a final rule to be issued on or before Aug. 1.
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