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1CMS determines HAC penalties
Improve Your Hospital’s HAC Score 2
& Lacerations (APLs)
a. All U.S. hospitals are ranked
against each other using a 1-10
scale ( 10 is the worst). The worst
performing 25% (for 2015, a
score of 7+) will lose 1% of their
CMS IPPS reimbursements.*
b. HAC penalizes millions of dollars each year (estimated at $371,000,000
from 721 hospitals in the ;rst year alone); an average of 18% of a
hospital’s operating margin.*
c. HAC score determined by several metrics, two of the largest
components are hospital acquired infections (CLABSIs, CAUTIs)
and accidental punctures and lacerations (APLs).
WHERE DOES YOUR HOSPITAL STACK UP?
a. Reduce Urinary Catheter Infections
(CAU TIs): Remove catheters as quickly
as possible post-op, preferably within
b. Reduce Central Line Bloodstream Infections
• Use proper sterile technique and implement
best practices protocols.
• Avoid routine replacement of catheters.
c. Reduce Accidental Punctures & Lacerations
(APLs): Eliminate stray energy burns in
laparoscopic procedures with advanced
technologies like the AEM™ EndoShield Burn
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10
1% CMS IPPS
ONE CAUTI =
$3,383 TREATMENT COST
4. 6 ADDITIONAL DAYS
CAUTIs RESULT IN
DID YOU KNOW? A PATIEN T IS
SEVERELY INJURED FROM STRAY ENERGY
BURNS IN LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY
EVERY 90 MINUTES, AND
1;2 PEOPLE DIE EACH DAY
• Reduce complications
• Lower readmissions
• Avoid future CMS HAC penalties
• Improve hospital’s reputation
• Improve operational e;ciency
Positively impact clinical outcomes & ;nancial health of hospital
WHATMAKES UP A HACSCORE?
IN U.S. ACUTE
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Will your hospital be penalized millions this year???
The newest Medicare/Medicaid (CMS) pay-for-performance program
is the Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction program.
Here’s how to navigate the HAC reduction program’s yearly penalties. (in a nutshell)