Definition of Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC)

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Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC)

The term 'Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC)' as it applies to the area of hospitals can be defined as 'serious conditions that patients may get during an inpatient hospital stay. If hospitals follow proper procedures, patients are less likely to get these conditions. Medicare doesnít pay for any of these conditions, and patients canít be billed for them, if they got them while in the hospital. Medicare will only pay for these conditions if patients already had them when they were admitted to the hospital. The HACs that will be reported on Hospital Compare include:'.

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