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Virginia Business Coalition on Health Issues Statement of Support for Hospital Improvement
Date:11/19/2008

3 under the name of the Hampton Roads Health Coalition. It has since expanded Virginia­wide. VBCH is a member of the National Business Coalition on Health, is a Leapfrog Regional Roll­out Leader and publicly reports hospital quality and patient safety data since 2003, compares data on nine health plans in Virginia through the eValue8 RFI Tool, offers a diabetes coaching program HealthMapRx(TM), engages in community quality improvement, education and communication, and wellness and health promotion. VBCH is a mixed­model member coalition of stakeholder purchasers (employers) and providers, representing 300,000 employees and their dependents. For more information about VBCH, visit www.myVBCH.org or phone 757.552.0913.

Complete list of Hospital­Acquired Conditions (HACs) included in CMS' non­payment policy effective October 1, 2008:

-- Foreign Object Retained After Surgery

-- Air Embolism

-- Blood Incompatibility

-- Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers

-- Falls and Trauma (fractures, dislocations, intracranial injuries, crushing injuries, burns)

-- Catheter­Associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

-- Vascular Catheter­Associated Infection

-- Surgical Site Infection­Mediastinitis after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

-- Surgical Site Infection Following Certain Orthopedic Procedures

-- Surgical Site Infection Following Bariatric Surgery for Obesity

-- Certain glycemic control­related conditions, including diabetic ketoacidosis, nonketotic hyperosmolar coma, hypoglycemic coma, secondary diabetes with ketoacidosis, and secondary diabetes with hyperosmolarity

-- Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism following total knee rep
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