New Hospital Proposals Could Cost Them Big

New Hospital Proposals Could Cost Them Big - Health Council

“Hospitals will be required to undertake about $1 billion in new spending each year on infection control and antibiotic limitations under a proposed rule issued this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).”

“The proposed rule would update and revise the conditions of participation for 4,900 hospitals and 1,300 critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Medicare and Medicaid. Hospitals’ costs to implement the new requirements would range from $800 million to 1.3 billion each year and be “largely, but not entirely, offset by savings,” the rule stated.”

Read the full article: Infection-Control, Antibiotic-Restriction Proposals Could Cost Hospitals $1 Billion a Year