HEALTH BYTES: CMS Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday finalized a rule requiring all hospitals to have antibiotic stewardship programs, which experts say is a big step forward in the fight against superbugs.

The rule was first proposed in 2016 and requires all acute-care and critical access hospitals that participate in Medicare or Medicaid to develop and implement an antibiotic stewardship program as part of their infection control efforts.

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