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Impact of Medicare's payment policy on mediastinitis following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in US hospitals.

Calderwood MS, Kleinman K, Soumerai SB, Jin R, Gay C, Platt R, Kassler W, Goldmann DA, Jha AK, Lee GM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Feb;35(2):144-51. doi: 10.1086/674861. Epub 2013 Dec 24.


Use of Medicare claims to rank hospitals by surgical site infection risk following coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Huang SS, Placzek H, Livingston J, Ma A, Onufrak F, Lankiewicz J, Kleinman K, Bratzler D, Olsen MA, Lyles R, Khan Y, Wright P, Yokoe DS, Fraser VJ, Weinstein RA, Stevenson K, Hooper D, Vostok J, Datta R, Nsa W, Platt R.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Aug;32(8):775-83. doi: 10.1086/660874.


Improved risk adjustment in public reporting: coronary artery bypass graft surgical site infections.

BerrĂ­os-Torres SI, Mu Y, Edwards JR, Horan TC, Fridkin SK.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 May;33(5):463-9. doi: 10.1086/665313. Epub 2012 Mar 20.


Change in inpatient rehabilitation admissions for individuals with traumatic brain injury after implementation of the Medicare inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system.

Hoffman JM, Donoso Brown E, Chan L, Dikmen S, Temkin N, Bell KR.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Aug;93(8):1305-12. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.04.030.


Initial impact of Medicare's nonpayment policy on catheter-associated urinary tract infections by hospital characteristics.

Schuller K, Probst J, Hardin J, Bennett K, Martin A.

Health Policy. 2014 Apr;115(2-3):165-71. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.11.013. Epub 2013 Dec 5.


Enhancing Medicare's hospital-acquired conditions policy to encompass readmissions.

McNair PD, Luft HS.

Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2012 Jun 1;2(2). pii: mmrr.002.02.a03. doi: 10.5600/mmrr.002.02.a03. eCollection 2012.


Impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital-Acquired Conditions Policy on Billing Rates for 2 Targeted Healthcare-Associated Infections.

Kawai AT, Calderwood MS, Jin R, Soumerai SB, Vaz LE, Goldmann D, Lee GM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Aug;36(8):871-7. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.86. Epub 2015 Apr 24.


Coronary revascularization trends in the United States, 2001-2008.

Epstein AJ, Polsky D, Yang F, Yang L, Groeneveld PW.

JAMA. 2011 May 4;305(17):1769-76. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.551.


Medicare claims can be used to identify US hospitals with higher rates of surgical site infection following vascular surgery.

Calderwood MS, Kleinman K, Bratzler DW, Ma A, Kaganov RE, Bruce CB, Balaconis EC, Canning C, Platt R, Huang SS; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program; Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality.

Med Care. 2014 Oct;52(10):918-25. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000212.


Impact of Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Condition policy on infections in safety net and non-safety net hospitals.

Vaz LE, Kleinman KP, Kawai AT, Jin R, Kassler WJ, Grant PS, Rett MD, Goldmann DA, Calderwood MS, Soumerai SB, Lee GM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Jun;36(6):649-55. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.38. Epub 2015 Mar 3.


Does pay-for-performance improve surgical outcomes? An evaluation of phase 2 of the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration.

Shih T, Nicholas LH, Thumma JR, Birkmeyer JD, Dimick JB.

Ann Surg. 2014 Apr;259(4):677-81. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000425.


In-hospital delay of elective surgery for high volume procedures: the impact on infectious complications.

Vogel TR, Dombrovskiy VY, Lowry SF.

J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Dec;211(6):784-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.08.009. Epub 2010 Oct 25.


Use of Medicare claims to identify US hospitals with a high rate of surgical site infection after hip arthroplasty.

Calderwood MS, Kleinman K, Bratzler DW, Ma A, Bruce CB, Kaganov RE, Canning C, Platt R, Huang SS; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program; Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jan;34(1):31-9. doi: 10.1086/668785. Epub 2012 Nov 20.


Superficial and deep sternal wound infection after more than 9000 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG): incidence, risk factors and mortality.

Salehi Omran A, Karimi A, Ahmadi SH, Davoodi S, Marzban M, Movahedi N, Abbasi K, Boroumand MA, Davoodi S, Moshtaghi N.

BMC Infect Dis. 2007 Sep 23;7:112.


Effect of nonpayment for preventable infections in U.S. hospitals.

Lee GM, Kleinman K, Soumerai SB, Tse A, Cole D, Fridkin SK, Horan T, Platt R, Gay C, Kassler W, Goldmann DA, Jernigan J, Jha AK.

N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 11;367(15):1428-37. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1202419.

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