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Medicare’s ‘No-Pay’ HAI Policy Reshifts Hospital Priorities
Health Leaders Media

What’s been the impact of the 2008 law that empowered Medicare to refuse payment for additional care necessitated by so-called “never events” such as wrong-site surgeries and healthcare-associated infections that should never be allowed to happen?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initially estimated it would avoid spending $20 million the first year the policy was in place and $50 million in subsequent years.