LymeDisease.org Submits Comments on Antibiotic Stewardship Rules Proposed change to Medicare/Medicaid policies could harm Lyme patients

By Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA

N  ewly proposed rules by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare and Medicaid Programs could have a big impact on Lyme patients. The Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care rules would establish a formal antibiotic stewardship program for hospitals.

The comment period for the proposed rule just recently closed. LymeDisease.org and three other organizations; Lyme Disease Association, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, and the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, each submitted comments. Copies of each of these comments are available at the end of this post.….. Join or login below to continue reading.

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