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CHA DataSuite Releases Analyses of Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program

For CFOs, reimbursement directors

CHA DataSuite has released hospital-specific analyses of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 Medicare inpatient hospital acquired conditions (HACs) reduction program. The analysis is intended to show hospitals a preview of the potential impact of the FFY 2021 program based on publicly available data and program rules established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  

The reports included in the analyses evaluate hospital performance under the FFY 2021 programs using the most recent data available on Hospital Compare. Analyses include estimates and details on how HACs are measured and domain scores are calculated, and how payment penalties are determined and applied under the program. The report compares actual FFYs 2019 and 2020 program performance to current estimated FFY 2021 program performance. The estimated FFY 2021 figures are based on CMS’ second quarter 2020 update of Hospital Compare. 

For more information see the analysis description