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’No-Pay’ Policy for HAIs Does Not Reduce Infections
Health Leaders Media

A Harvard study raises questions about whether paying for performance—or penalizing hospitals for poor performance—improves quality of care.

The researchers examined whether the federal policy that took effect Oct. 1, 2008 prohibiting reimbursement for acute care services necessitated by hospital-acquired bloodstream or urinary tract infections provoked those infection rates to decline.