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Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 4;5(9):ofy204. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy204. eCollection 2018 Sep.

Impact of the 2012 Medicaid Health Care-Acquired Conditions Policy on Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection and Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection Billing Rates.

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Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
Department of Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California.


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.


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Medicaid; catheter-associated urinary tract infection; health care–acquired conditions; vascular catheter–associated infection

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