As mentioned in our last posting, SSIs are the most common and costly of all hospital-acquired infections in the US.1 If you happened to have missed it, read it here. Accordingly, efforts to reduce SSI rates have led to the development of post-op dressings with antimicrobial agents impregnated within the dressing. These dressing inhibit the…Details
You might remember from our previous blogs that certain measures, like surgical site infections (SSIs) are penalized in multiple programs of the Affordable Care Act—in the Value-Based Purchasing Program as well as the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program. View Blog #2 and Blog #3 here. SSIs are the most common and costly of all hospital-acquired infections…Details
As posted previously, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established penalty measures for the performance of acute care hospitals. In fact, some measures are penalized in multiple programs1,2: VALUE-BASED PURCHASING PROGRAM (VBP) – For more information about the VBP Program, see our previous blog. HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED CONDITIONS (HAC) REDUCTION PROGRAM – For more information about the HAC…Details
Our last blog provided some background on the READMISSIONS REDUCTION PROGRAM —a three-year rolling process of reporting all-cause readmissions within 30 days of discharge, along with potential penalties.1 Today, we’ll look at the third program established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA): the HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED CONDITIONS (HAC) REDUCTION PROGRAM. HAC REDUCTION PROGRAM allows the Centers for…Details
Our last post provided an explanation of the VALUE-BASED PURCHASING PROGRAM (VBP), which links financial incentives to a provider’s performance on a defined set of measure domains.1 This time, we’ll take a look at another program established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA): the READMISSIONS REDUCTION PROGRAM. The READMISSIONS REDUCTION PROGRAM is a three-year rolling…Details
Our last post provided an overview of 3 programs created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve care, healthy people and communities, and affordable care.1 This post will focus on the Value-Based Purchasing Program. The VALUE-BASED PURCHASING PROGRAM (VBP) is a performance-based payment strategy that links financial incentives to acute-care hospitals’ performance on a…Details
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created a national quality strategy for the triple aim of better care, healthy people and communities, and affordable care.1 It also initiated a significant transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.