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Changes in hospital-acquired conditions and mortality associated with the hospital-acquired condition reduction program.

Arntson E, Dimick JB, Nuliyalu U, et al. Changes in hospital-acquired conditions and mortality associated with the hospital-acquired condition reduction program. Ann Surg. 2021;274(4):e301-e7. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000003641.

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September 29, 2021
Arntson E, Dimick JB, Nuliyalu U, et al. Ann Surg. 2021;274(4):e301-e307.

Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) are thought to be preventable, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reduce payments to hospitals with the highest rates of these conditions through its Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP). This study evaluated surgical HACs at three timepoints: before Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, after ACA implementation, and after HACRP. While the number of HACs continued to decline after implementation of HACRP, it did not affect 30-day mortality.

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Arntson E, Dimick JB, Nuliyalu U, et al. Changes in hospital-acquired conditions and mortality associated with the hospital-acquired condition reduction program. Ann Surg. 2021;274(4):e301-e7. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000003641.