New CMS Core Measures - DVT/VTE

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:25:54 AM

As of January, a new CMS core measure has begun for Venous Thromboembolism. As a result of the increasing prevalence of DVT/VTE events not present on admission, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) will be monitoring all hospitals on VTE quality metrics. Many of these measures have already begun at UHS as guidelines, but now will be required unless documentation is present to explain the divergence from the requirements. The full text is available by calling the Quality Management Office at 762-2432.

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