CMS seeks comment on HAC measures collection, restraint-related death reporting

by A.J. Plunkett (

CMS wants to suspend calculations of hospital penalties for hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) for fiscal 2025 year because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as revise the information it collects from some critical access hospitals (CAH) on deaths with restraint or seclusion, but it wants public comment first.

In an information collection notice pre-published Friday, CMS outlined its intentions and asked for public input.

The document identifiers are CMS-10668 and CMS-10455 and will be needed if you submit comments online or by mail.

To read more about the information CMS seeks to collect and how to comment go to

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