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CMS issues final rule ending Medicaid payments for HACs
Modern Healthcare

The CMS issued its final rule ending federal Medicaid payments for a list of specified healthcare-acquired conditions, such as late-stage pressure ulcers and foreign objects retained after surgery. Twenty-one states already have some form of nonpayment policy for preventable healthcare-acquired conditions, and many of them use Medicare’s current list of HACs, according to the rule. But other states’ HAC lists differ from the one used by the Medicare program.