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General Question for the Week of June 29, 2020

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

How does the HAC program help to lower hospital-acquired conditions?

Answer:

The Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program provides incentivization for hospitals to diminish the incidence of hospital-acquired conditions by obligating the Secretary to lower payment by one percent for applicable hospitals. These applicable hospitals are subsection d hospitals, which fall into the worst-performing quartile on specific measures of hospital-acquired conditions.


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