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    • Effect of Nonpayment for Preventable Infections in U.S. Hospitals 

      Lee, Grace M.; Kleinman, Kenneth Paul; Soumerai, Stephen Bertram; Tse, Alison; Cole, David; Fridkin, Scott K.; Horan, Teresa; Platt, Richard; Gay, Charlene; Kassler, William; Goldmann, Donald Alan; Jernigan, John; Jha, Ashish Kumar (New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM/MMS), 2012)
      Background In October 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discontinued additional payments for certain hospital-acquired conditions that were deemed preventable. The effect of this policy on rates ...
    • Impact of Medicare's Payment Policy on Mediastinitis Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in US Hospitals 

      Calderwood, Michael Simmons; Kleinman, Kenneth Paul; Soumerai, Stephen Bertram; Jin, Robert; Gay, Charlene; Piatt, Richard; Kassler, William; Goldmann, Donald Alan; Jha, Ashish Kumar; Lee, Grace M. (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2014)
      The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a policy in October 2008 to eliminate additional Medicare payment for mediastinitis following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. To evaluate the ...
    • Impact of Medicare’s Hospital-Acquired Condition Policy on Infections in Safety Net and Non–Safety Net Hospitals 

      Vaz, Louise Elaine; Kleinman, Kenneth Paul; Kawai, Alison Tse; Jin, Robert; Kassler, William J.; Grant, Patricia S.; Rett, Melisa; Goldmann, Donald Alan; Calderwood, Michael Simmons; Soumerai, Stephen Bertram; Lee, Grace M. (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2015)
      Policymakers may wish to align healthcare payment and quality of care while minimizing unintended consequences, particularly for safety net hospitals. To determine whether the 2008 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...
    • A Neonatal Model of Intravenous Staphylococcus epidermidis Infection in Mice <24 h Old Enables Characterization of Early Innate Immune Responses 

      Kronforst, Kenny D.; Mancuso, Christy J.; Power Coombs, Melanie R.; Stevens, Chad; Otto, Michael; Mallard, Carina; Wang, Xiaoyang; Pettengill, Matthew A; Ninkovic, Jana; Goldmann, Donald Alan; Levy, Ofer (Public Library of Science, 2012)
      Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE) causes late onset sepsis and significant morbidity in catheterized preterm newborns. Animal models of SE infection are useful in characterizing disease mechanisms and are an important approach ...