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Majority of States Unable to Counter Infectious Disease Rates

A majority of states are failing to prevent, control and treat infectious disease outbreaks due to outdated systems and limited resources, according to a report by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The report … finish reading Majority of States Unable to Counter Infectious Disease Rates

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Hospital Infection Rates Unchanged by CMS Penalties

The rate of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) has not been impacted by CMS penalties, according to a study from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. A study of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data from 2006 to 2011 on HAIs for … finish reading Hospital Infection Rates Unchanged by CMS Penalties

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CMS Proposes Increased Hospital Fees for Improved Patient Care; HAI Reduction Key Incentive

In a move designed to improve patient care and reduce overall Medicare spending, CMS is proposing to update Medicare payment policies and increase rates for inpatient stays at general acute care and long-term care hospitals. The proposed rule also includes … finish reading CMS Proposes Increased Hospital Fees for Improved Patient Care; HAI Reduction Key Incentive

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