CMS Releases Updated Infection Control Interpretive Guidance

Published: 07/15/2022

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published updated interpretive guidance to conform with the CMS September 30, 2019 final rule that revised hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) 42 CFR §482.42, which addresses infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship programs.

According to CMS, the intent of the September 2019 regulatory revisions was to promote more broad changes and focus hospitals on surveillance and prevention initiatives to control hos

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