Co-sponsored by the Columbia University's Center for Health Policy and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Antimicrobial Resistance, Drs. Pat Stone, Elaine Larson, Sherry Glied and Lisa Saiman have received an AHRQ conference grant entitled, "Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Changes in Reimbursement for Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs): Setting a Research Agenda". This prestigious, invitational only conference will bring together a group of about 30 national experts and researchers who are influential in setting health policy, developing practice guidelines, and providing direction for patient safety and infection prevention and control. These national leaders will discuss the potential responses by hospitals and how to best assess the impact of this policy change. The product of the conference will be a white paper articulating the research agenda.