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Baltimore, MD: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Public Affairs; May 18, 2006.
This fact sheet provides information regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' initiative to better understand and minimize never events.
QualityNet. February 18, 2009.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is conducting a field test of nine AHRQ quality and patient safety indicators. Hospitals participating in the review process receive confidential reports on their performance results and national comparative data.
Legislation/Regulation > Government Resource
Medicaid program; payment adjustment for provider-preventable conditions including health care–acquired conditions.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 42 CFR Parts 434, 438, and 447: June 1, 2011.
This final rule prohibits federal reimbursements to states for costs associated with health care–acquired conditions. The regulations are effective as of July 1, 2011.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides consumers with publicly available information on the quality of Medicare-certified hospital care through this Web site. The site includes specific information for both patients and hospitals on how to use the data to guide decision-making and improvement initiatives. Most recently, listings from the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP) and data on Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals were added to the reports available.