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Are avoiding CMS penalties worth putting patients at risk?

Posted by Emily Weaner on Aug 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM

With such a serious topic like Healthcare Associated Infections, why would hospitals misreport their HAI rates? It is a known fact that hospitals are penalized if their compliance reports do not meet the CMS program standards. Unfortunately, this has created a negative correlation between the statistics reported, and the amount of HAIs that exist in hospitals.

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