Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program

Aug 23, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Aug. 2 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The rule affects inpatient PPS hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), LTCHs and PPS-exempt…
Jun 25, 2018
The AHA supports several of the proposed rule’s provisions. In particular, we appreciate and endorse the agency’s proposal to permanently withdraw the 25% Rule; however, we have substantial concerns with the associated budget neutrality adjustment proposed by CMS. We also support the proposed…
Jun 15, 2018
For the women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems, nothing is more important than the safety of the patients for whom they are privileged to care.
Mar 23, 2018
Held March 27, 2018 - 2:00 PM Webinar Materials What is Your Hospital Doing About the #1 Hospital-Acquired Infection? Presentation (PDF)
Jan 22, 2018
Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC) Penalty Calculator FY 2017 Inpatient PPS Final Rule (Uses HAC List Posted by CMS in Dec. 2016)
Dec 11, 2017
AHA has created a HAC penalty calculator for hospital leaders to assess the impact of the FY 2019 Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program on their organizations. The calculator is designed so that you enter your hospital's CMS Certification Number; the calculator will then…
Oct 17, 2017
The Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program ties performance on patient safety issues such as infections, bed sores and post-operative blood clots to payment. Under the program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services penalizes the lowest performing 25% of all hospitals each year 1%…