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Hospital Acquired Condition

Reducing the Rate of Hospital-Acquired Conditions Saved $7.7B

February 5, 2019 - A significant reduction in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) saved providers $7.7 billion in hospital costs since 2014, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently reported. New data from AHRQ and CMS shows providers prevented and reduced adverse drug events, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, falls, and other hospital-acquired conditions by 910,000...

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NJ Quality Improvement Model Lowers Healthcare Costs by $641M

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Hospitals in New Jersey reduced healthcare costs by over $641 million between 2012 and 2016 after implementing a statewide quality improvement initiative, the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) recently reported. Under the Affordable...

Does Hospital Size Impact Value-Based Penalties in CMS Program?

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Value-based penalties in the Medicare Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program are disproportionately affected by a participating hospital’s bed size and number of cases, a recent American Journal of Medical Quality study...

Through Improvement Network, VHHA Saves $90M by Reducing HACs

by Ryan Mcaskill

Hospital-acquired condition rates are a struggle for every hospital, but can be overcome with focus and training. Every medical facility deals with the possibility of a hospital-acquired condition (HAC) affecting a patient during or after...

721 Hospitals Penalized for Hospital-Acquired Condition Rate

by Ryan Mcaskill

14 percent of hospitals are penalized $373M by CMS because of unacceptable rates of Hospital-Acquired Condition. A report was released at the beginning of the month by the Department of Health and Human Services that covered the reduction...


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