Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Healthy Term Newborn

Last updated: February 1, 2017

Measure Description:

Percent of term singleton live births (excluding those with diagnoses originating in the fetal period) who DO NOT have significant complications during birth or the nursery care

Initial Antibiotic Selection for Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Immunocompetent Patients

Last updated: February 1, 2017

Measure Description:

(PN-6) Immunocompetent patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia who receive an initial antibiotic regimen during the first 24 hours that is consistent with current guidelines

(Population 1) Immunocompetent ICU patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia who receive an initial antibiotic regimen during the first 24 hours that is consistent with current guidelines

(Population 2) Immunocompetent non-Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia who receive an initial antibiotic regimen during the first 24 hours that is consistent with current guidelines

Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within One Hour Prior to Surgical Incision

Last updated: February 1, 2017

Measure Description:

Surgical patients with prophylactic antibiotics initiated within one hour prior to surgical incision. Patients who received vancomycin or a fluoroquinolone for prophylactic antibiotics should have the antibiotics initiated within two hours prior to surgical incision. Due to the longer infusion time required for vancomycin or a fluoroquinolone, it is acceptable to start these antibiotics within two hours prior to incision time.