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surgical site infections (SSI)

The new guidance updates recommendations issued in 1999; recommendations are categorized based on the quality of available supporting evidence.

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surgical site infections (SSI)

CMS has awarded $347 million to the 16 organizations — including Premier Inc. — to support the next phase of a patient safety initiative.

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surgical site infections (SSI)

The targets aim to significantly reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections, MRSA, Clostridium difficile cases, and other infections by 2020.

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surgical site infections (SSI)

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities program aims to improve disparities in surgical care and outcomes among disadvantaged populations.

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surgical site infections (SSI)

Hospital performance data for FY 2016 available on Hospital Compare; hospitals in bottom quartile face 1 percent Medicare payment cut.

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surgical site infections (SSI)
surgical site infections (SSI)

Reports previously excluded the first six months of 2014 data on SSIs, which may have impacted payment adjustment and quality measure results. CMS has opened a second review and correction period.

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surgical site infections (SSI)

CDC lists the Partnership for Patients, which includes the association's Essential Hospitals Engagement Network, among initiatives that have lowered the rate of health care-associated infections.

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surgical site infections (SSI)

Data entry deadline has passed, contact National Healthcare Safety Network help desk for questions or assistance

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surgical site infections (SSI)

Surgical site infection coding challenges and strategies to prevent colorectal SSIs

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