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Master of Arts (MA)
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Effective 10/01/2014, the HAC Reduction Program was implemented by CMS. Using 2015-2017 hospital-level data, this paper measures the effects of this Program on hospital days, discharges, revenues, costs, and service performance. I find penalized hospitals barely improved healthcare performance; meanwhile they increased patients numbers by 12.0% to cover penalties received.
Chen, Yuting, "The Effects of Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program on Hospital Services and Finances" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.