CMS Report on Medical Errors - The News for America's Physicians

A newly proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule proposed in June of 2007and set to go into effect in October 2008, would deny Medicare payment for six costly and sometimes deadly preventable hospital-acquired conditions.  The initial six conditions include: pressure ulcers, two hospital-acquired infections (catheter-associated urinary tract infections and Staphylococcus aureus septicemia) and three "never events" (air embolism, blood incompatibility and object left behind in surgical patient). Read more about this new reporting system..

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