CMS: Declines in hospital-acquired conditions saves lives, costs

Between 2014 and 2016, the nation’s efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and improve patient safety thwarted about 8,000 deaths and saved $2.9 billion in health care costs, according to a press release issued by CMS.
“Today’s results show that this is a tremendous accomplishment by America’s hospitals in delivering high-quality, affordable health care,” Seema Verma, administrator of CMS, said in the release. “CMS is committed to moving the health care system to one that improves quality and fosters innovation while reducing administrative burden

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