Category: Healthcare

The Latest Readmission Rates and Reimbursement Penalties For Hospitals

Overall, Medicare will dock payments to 2,599 hospitals, more than half the hospitals in the nation in fiscal year 2019. The harshest penalty is 3% lower reimbursements for every Medicare patient discharged in fiscal year 2019.

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Containment System Not Only for Healthcare Facilities

A common misconception is that temporary containment walls are only used within the healthcare arena, when in fact, the need for containment spans across multiple industries and applications.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Dubbed “Nightmare” By CDC

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a common problem in the healthcare industry today, with more than 2 million Americans getting an antibiotic-resistant infection annually. One, particularly concerning type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, is called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which has been dubbed “nightmare” bacteria.

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Containment Strategy To Reduce The Spread Of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs)

More than 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Responding to unusual resistance early can help stop the spread and protect patients and staff.

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Communication: One of the Most Crucial Tools in Infection Control

Clear, concise communication increases patient confidence as infection prevention and control strategies are put into play during high-risk situations or extended renovation projects. The time to have the conversation about more efficient communication between healthcare staff, patients, and infection preventionists is now.

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