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Facility Never Events in Wound Care: What You Need to Know

Facility Never Events in Wound Care - What You Need to Know
 
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In 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would no longer reimburse facilities for costs associated with preventable errors, termed Never Events. Although hospitals have since implemented measures to prevent these events, Never Events still occur even with the best procedures in place.

This white paper, which also includes instructive tables, describes the six CMS categories of Never Events and offers preventive strategies. The discussion also includes the steps facilities need to take to ensure CMS reimbursement when unavoidable Never Events occur.

Health care professionals, including wound care specialists, who provide patient care in facility settings will find this guide to be a valuable resource.

This white paper discusses the following topics:

Definition of CMS Never Events
Categories of Never Events
CMS facility reimbursement issues
Measures to prevent Never Events
Documentation after a Never Event
Facility policies related to Never Events

In 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would no longer reimburse facilities for costs associated with preventable errors, termed Never Events. Although hospitals have since implemented measures to prevent these events, Never Events still occur even with the best procedures in place.

This white paper, which also includes instructive tables, describes the six CMS categories of Never Events and offers preventive strategies. The discussion also includes the steps facilities need to take to ensure CMS reimbursement when unavoidable Never Events occur.

Health care professionals, including wound care specialists, who provide patient care in facility settings will find this guide to be a valuable resource.

This white paper discusses the following topics:

Definition of CMS Never Events
Categories of Never Events
CMS facility reimbursement issues
Measures to prevent Never Events
Documentation after a Never Event
Facility policies related to Never Events

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