Help Get Delirium Reclassified

Help Get Delirium Reclassified

YOUR support is needed by June 10

Advocacy to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aimed at reclassifying delirium as a major complication or comorbidity needs your immediate support.

ACLP, along with 10 other organizations, supported a request to CMS that delirium achieve parity with acute encephalopathy. The detailed rationale for this request is available online.

According to Mark Oldham, MD, FACLP, co-chair of the ACLP Proactive C-L Psychiatry SIG and co-author of the Academy’s original submission: “Obviously delirium implies the presence of an acute encephalopathy. Delirium, with its clear clinical definition and extensive supporting literature, should not be designated as a lower complexity.”

However, a proposed rule has just been published online for public comment. It recommends against reclassifying delirium (see pp 172-176).

Advocates have until June 10 to make their voices heard.

See what you can do now.


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