Impact of Medicare's Nonpayment Program on Hospital-acquired Conditions.
Thirukumaran CP, et al. | Medical Care | 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Medicare's Nonpayment Program of 2008 (hereafter called Program) withholds hospital reimbursement for costs related to hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). Little is known whether a hospital's Medicare patient load [quantified by the hospital's Medicare utilization ratio (MUR), which is the proportion of inpatient days financed by Medicare] influences its response to the Program.

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether the Program was associated with changes in HAC incidence, and whether this association varies across hospitals with differential Medicare patient load.

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