SIP-2 performance measure to be publicly reported in June 2007
November 7, 2006
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) have announced that public reporting on Hospital Compare of SIP-2 (SCIP Infection 2), the Appropriate Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Prophylaxis performance measure, will resume in June 2007. The data reported will be based upon measure information collected and submitted for discharges starting July 1, 2006.
In June 2005, CMS and JCAHO announced that SIP-2 (SCIP Infection 2) would be temporarily suppressed for three reasons, related to:
- appropriate use of vancomycin for surgical prophylaxis
- national shortages of antibiotics recommended for abdominal colorectal surgery
- conflicting recommendations for surgical prophylaxis for the prevention of endocarditis
CMS and JCAHO have continued to collect data on antibiotic selection for surgical prophylaxis during the temporary suspension and, after consultation with a technical expert panel of authors of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis guidelines, have revised the measure to address the issues that resulted in the temporary suspension. The Specifications Manual for National Hospital Quality Measures for discharges beginning July 1, 2006, implemented the revised measure.
For more information, see the complete SIP-2 Performance Measure to be Publicly Reported memo issued by CMS and JCAHO.