Agencies seek comments on hospital-acquired conditions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced a Dec. 18 "listening session" to solicit informal comments on hospital-acquired conditions in inpatient settings and health care-associated conditions in hospital outpatient settings in preparation for the fiscal year 2010 rulemaking process. Hospitals, hospital associations and others are invited to register to attend the meeting in person or by teleconference, and may comment in person or in writing. According to the agencies, more information on the session will be posted on the HAC or OPPS sections of the CMS Web site.


(SOURCES: AHA News Now,, October 30, 2008)