HAC Reduction Program: How To Protect Your Medicare Dollars


This year, approximately one out of every seven hospitals in the nation will face penalties under the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, CMS’s latest quality-improvement program. Based on measures of adverse events occurring during hospital stays, those hospitals with the highest HAC rates will see their total Medicare payments reduced by 1% for all discharges […]


RAC: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


The Good. Despite a lot of complaints, there are actually some good things about The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program. The RAC program was designed to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) fight fraud, abuse and waste, and to put money back into the Medicare system. This is money that is desperately […]