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When hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) hit close to home

May 30th, 2018 / By Steve Cantwell

Late one night this April, my good friend and work associate finds it so difficult to breathe she wakes her husband to drive her to Emergency. One day she’s on […]

Why CMS needs to get the hospital-acquired complication policy right

May 18th, 2016 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

In our March blog, we highlighted some of the challenges with the CMS Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP). In that blog, we alluded to similar design flaws that are present […]

Alert Fatigue: The Implications for Reducing Preventable Hospital-Acquired Conditions

October 17th, 2014 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Blog post by Krysten Brooks, RN, BSN, MBA Hospitals across the country have launched a wide-range of initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), but despite their efforts, a quarter of the […]

Two Things a HAC Program Needs to Succeed

January 14th, 2013 / By Kristine Daynes

Since 2009, the State of Maryland has operated a pay-for-performance program, the Maryland Hospital-Acquired Conditions Program. According to an article in the December issue of Health Affairs, the Maryland program […]