APIC provides input to CMS on HAI reporting measures

APIC submitted comments to CMS on proposed rules governing HAI reporting measures for acute care, long-term acute care, cancer, inpatient rehabilitation, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. APIC supported the CMS proposal to reduce the overlap of measures in multiple payment programs so we supported the proposal to remove the HAI measures from the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. However, APIC disagreed with the proposal to also remove the measures from the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP) and retain them in the HAC Reduction Program (HACRP), and we instead recommended that the measures be retained in VBP and removed from the HACRP. APIC also recommended that the administrative processes related to public reporting, including validation, be included in the program in which the HAI measures are retained. Read APIC’s IPPS/LTCH, IRF PPS, and IPF PPS comments to CMS.