Rhee C, Wang R, Jentzsch MS, Hsu H, Kawai AT, Jin R, Horan K, Broadwell C, Lee GM. Impact of the 2012 Medicaid health care-acquired conditions policy on catheter-associated urinary tract infection and vascular catheter-associated infection billing rates. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 4;5(9). doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy204.

In July 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ceased hospital Medicaid reimbursements for certain health care–acquired conditions. Using billing data from 2008–2014, we found no impact of this policy on rates of 2 targeted conditions, vascular catheter–associated infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, among Medicaid or non-Medicaid patients.

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