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CMS Changes for Infection Control Linked to Hospital Reinbursement

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), on July 30, released it’s final rule for fiscal year 2011 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).¬† This is the first time ALL HOSPITALS participating in the Medicare program must report data on specific HAIs, which are limited to Central Line Associated¬†Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) and Surgical […]

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Bioterrorism Bioterrorism is terrorism by intentional release or dissemination of biological agents (bacteria, viruses or toxins); these may be in a naturally-occurring or in a human-modified form. Definition According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to […]

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