Effect of Medicare's nonpayment for Hospital-Acquired Conditions: lessons for future policy.

@article{Waters2015EffectOM,
  title={Effect of Medicare's nonpayment for Hospital-Acquired Conditions: lessons for future policy.},
  author={Teresa M. Waters and Michael J. Daniels and Gloria J Bazzoli and Eli N. Perencevich and Nancy Dunton and Vincent S. Staggs and Catima Potter and Naleef Fareed and Minzhao Liu and Ronald I Shorr},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={175 3},
  pages={
          347-54
        }
}
IMPORTANCE In 2008, Medicare implemented the Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) Initiative, a policy denying incremental payment for 8 complications of hospital care, also known as never events. The regulation's effect on these events has not been well studied. OBJECTIVE To measure the association between Medicare's nonpayment policy and 4 outcomes addressed by the HACs Initiative: central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs… Expand
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