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CMS Final Rule on Hospital-Acquired Conditions

ECRI Institute has published special advisories on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final rule on hospital-acquired conditions. These documents discuss the details of the rule, present-on-admission codes and conditions for payment, and response strategies. The special advisories include lists of standards and guidelines to prevent such events, codes that CMS states are associated with a hospital-acquired condition, and ECRI Institute resources that may assist facilities in addressing the rule.

In addition, ECRI Institute has produced a 4-minute video on the CMS initiative [note: video requires Windows Media Player].

How Can We Help You?
ECRI Institute has published numerous materials that may assist healthcare facilities in addressing the CMS initiative for hospital-acquired conditions. For more information, please contact us, e-mail your request to Client Management Services, or call us at 610-825-6000, ext. 5891. 

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