Impact of the CMS No-Pay Policy on Hospital-Acquired Fall Prevention Related Practice Patterns
Fehlberg EA, et al. | Innovation in Aging | 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

In October 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped reimbursing hospitals for costs related to patient falls. This study aimed to examine whether the CMS no-pay policy influenced four fall prevention practices: bed alarms, sitters, room changes, and physical restraints.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Journal Articles