The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America provided comments both individually and with The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in response to the proposed rule, “Hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Changes To Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care,” within the Medicare and Medicaid programs, commonly referred to as the “Conditions of Participation (CoPs).”   The individual comments SHEA submitted respond to changes in infection prevention provisions and clarifications needed in the final rule.  The joint comments SHEA submitted with IDSA  focus on the antibiotic stewardship portion of the proposed rules.

SHEA  Comments Addressing Infection Prevention (878 KB)
SHEA & IDSA Joint Comments Addressing Antibiotic Stewardship (432 KB)