A new study from the Center for Evaluating Health Reform used MSQC’s data on rates of hospital-acquired conditions in 2010–18 to estimate the impact of the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP).
The study found “that the HACRP was not associated with improvements in patient safety [and] raises questions as to whether national value-based payment programs are effective in reducing hospital-acquired conditions.”
Read the full study here:
Kyle H. Sheetz, Justin B. Dimick, Michael J. Englesbe, and Andrew M. Ryan
Health Affairs 2019 38:11, 1858-1865