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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) addressed the never events that stop payment to facilities for certain and preventable patient complication and injuries in 2008 (Cherry & Jacob, 2016). The preventable ten categories of hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) includes:Foreign object retained after surgery, air embolism, blood incompatibility, stage III and stage IV pressure ulcer development, falls and trauma, manifestations of poor glycemic control, catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI), vascular catheter-associated infection, surgical site infection following and Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary embolism (PE) (Cherry & Jacob, 2016).

These new rules influence and impact nursing care and enhance or endue nurses an essential rule in the revenue of the facilities. In order to achieve or obtain settlements or reimbursements, researchers, however, have studied how to prevent these events. Furthermore, nursing leaders and managers of the organizations search the original and optimal approaches and strategies based on the research to avoid these events. Evidence-Based practices have become the basis of hospital protocols and policies. The changes make the patient care delivery model more responsible or reliable, quality and safe. “CMS payment policy offers an excellent prospect and opportunity to understand and influence the use of financial incentives for improving patient safety” (Stone et al., 2010). These rules reduce the morbidity and mortality of preventable HAC.


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