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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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Fall Infection Control Newsletter

InCo & Associates Quarterly Newsletter Fall marks the beginning of the Influenza season. For long-term care facilities this signifies numerous flu shots for residents and staff members. Influenza is a common respiratory illness affecting thousands of people worldwide each year. Unfortunately, influenza may be lethal for individuals over the age of 65. Therefore, annual influenza […]

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