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CMS announces steps to address CDI risk-adjustment error

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified an error with the risk-adjustment for the First and Second Quarter 2014 Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) data.

CMS has announced steps to resolve the data issue for hospitals participating in each of the three programs impacted by the error: the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, and the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program.

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