Medicare non-payment of hospital-acquired infections: infection rates three years post implementation.


BACKGROUND Medicare ceased payment for some hospital-acquired infections beginning October 1, 2008, following provisions in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. OBJECTIVE We examined the association of this policy with declines in rates of vascular catheter-associated infections (VCAI) and catheter-associated… (More)
DOI: 10.5600/mmrr.003.03.a08


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