Regulation and Reimbursement Links

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  • CDC releases full environmental infection control guidelines - a 235-page Guideline on Environmental Infection Control in Health Care.  It includes background information, recommendations, and full appendices.
  • The guidelines include recommendations for reducing infection risk related to air and water environmental concerns; cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces; environmental culturing; laundry and bedding; managing regulated medical waste; construction and renovation; use of carpeting; pest control; animals in healthcare facilities; and water quality in hemodialysis.

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports