ILADS Statement on CMS Proposed Rule Concerning Antibiotic Stewardship

“Antibiotic stewardship should achieve the goals cited in the proposed rule of reducing barriers to care, improving patient protections and prohibiting discrimination. This can be accomplished within institutional settings if ILADS 2014 Lyme disease guidelines are taken duly into consideration in the formulation of antibiotic stewardship policies and recommendations regarding appropriate antimicrobial usage for persons with Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.”