Although long accepted by clinicians as an inevitable hazard of hospitalization, recent efforts demonstrate that relatively simple measures can prevent the majority of health care–associated infections as a result, hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce the burden of these infections. Healthcare-associated infections (hais)–infections patients can get while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility–are a major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety together with health care and public health partners, cdc is working to bring increased attention to hais. Healthcare-associated infections (hais) are among the leading threats to patient safety, affecting one out of every 25 hospital patients at any one time over a million hais occur across the us health care system every year, leading to the loss of tens of thousands of lives and adding billions of dollars to health care costs.
Payment implications began october 1, 2008, for these hospital acquired conditions the ipps fy 2009 final rule is available in the statute/regulations/program instructions section, accessible through the navigation menu at left.
Hospital-acquired conditions section 5001(c) of deficit reduction act of 2005 requires the secretary to identify conditions that are: (a) high cost or high volume or both, (b) result in the assignment of a case to a drg that has a higher payment when present as a secondary diagnosis, and (c) could reasonably have been prevented through the. Outpatient care (eg, physicians' offices and health care clinics) long-term care facilities (eg, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities) the establishment of the healthcare-associated infections objectives for healthy people 2020 reflects the commitment of the us department of health and human services (hhs) to preventing hais. Healthcare-acquired infections healthcare-acquired infections (hais), sometimes called healthcare-associated infections, are infections that you get while receiving treatment at a healthcare facility, like a hospital, or from a healthcare professional, like a doctor or nursehealthcare-acquired infections can get into your bloodstream, your lungs, your skin, your urinary tract or your.
Background health care–associated infections (hais) are among the most common complications of hospital care according to a study by the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc), at any given time, approximately 1 of every 25 hospitalized patients in the united states has an hai, meaning that nearly 650,000 patients contract one of these infections annually.