TITLE

Roster of "never events" may expand

PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Medical Economics;5/16/2008, Vol. 85 Issue 10, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding to the list of preventable injuries or conditions that Medicare would not pay higher rates for if they are acquired in the hospital, such as a transmission of wrong blood type. It states that medical maladies that CMS considers reasonably preventable include surgical site infections following certain elective procedures, Legionnaire's disease, among others.
ACCESSION #
32135994

 

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