Grant: $53,500 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Jul. 30, 2009
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Award Description: Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) - Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Initiative -- State Plan. The overall purpose of this award is to create jobs and improve the healthcare infrastructure. The award provides funding for accelerated inspections of ASC's which was prompted by a nationwide finding of significant errors on infection control practies in ASC's. The award covers inspections to all ASC's in the state over the project period with approxiamately . Healthcare facility caused infection is a national problem. This award intends to improve that fact in these types of healthcare facilities. Funding for inspections has started effectively July 1, 2009 and continues until September 30, 2010. Funding includes staff training, salary, fringe benefits, travel, and administrative overhead.
Project Description: The number of ASC surveys and/or revisit surveys completed using the Recovery Act money for the quarter being reported is 12. This award is intended to produce safer Ambulatory Surgical Centers by inspection and consulting/advising with the Centers. Workload measures include completion of 76 initial surveys and 12 follow-up surveys of ASC's over the five quarters of the award. The ideal effectiveness measure is a record of reduced infection rate, however, there is no legal mandate on facilities to report infection incidents so that measure is unattainable.
Jobs Summary: The award provides funding to retain existing health inspectors to accelerate ASC inspections. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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