Deep Dive: CMS Hospital Improvement Act Proposed Changes
CMS has proposed some significant changes to the hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) that every hospital should know including critical access hospitals. This include changes to nursing, medical records, infection control, QAPI, patient rights, and restraint and seclusion. It will also require all hospitals to have an antibiotic stewardship program and what the program should include. It will include a prohibition on discrimination which must be given to patients in writing.