On December 18, 2008, CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are holding a listening session to solicit informal comments on hospital-acquired conditions and hospital outpatient healthcare-associated conditions in preparation for the fiscal year 2010 inpatient prospective payment systems and calendar year 2010 OPPS rulemaking processes. Hospitals, hospital associations, representatives of consumer purchasers, payors of health care services, and other interested parties are invited to attend and make comments in person or in writing. It also will be possible to listen to the session by teleconference. Registration is required.