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List of CMS 'Never Events'

CMS's current list of non-reimbursable hospital-acquired conditions includes:

  • Foreign object retained after surgery

  • Air embolism

  • Blood incompatibility

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infection

  • Pressure ulcer (Stage III and IV)

  • Vascular catheter-associated infection

  • Surgical site infection-(after bariatric surgery, certain orthopedic procedures, and mediastinitis after CABG)

  • Certain types of falls and trauma

  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after certain orthopedic procedures


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