HAC Score and CLABSI Risk Assessment Tool

The Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce payments by 1% for institutions that rank among the lowest-performing 25% with regard to HACs.
This tool helps you visualize the drivers behind your HAC score, calculate and compare HAC scores, and provide insights into risks around Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI), an important component of the HAC score.
Step 1
Demographic Information
Please provide the information below (assists in retrieving your institution's publicly available HAC score for the next step).
1. In what state is your institution located?
2. What is the name of your institution?
3. How many Medicare-certified beds does your institution have?
4. Is your institution part of an academic medical center?
5. What is your estimated Medicare revenue?
Step 2
Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Scores
If your scores were identified in Step1 they will be auto-populated in the "Your 2017 Score" fields below.
If not, you can manually input your HAC scores in the "Manual Input" fields below.
6. What is your current:
Your 2017 Score*
Manual Input
Patient Safety Indicator (PSI 90) score?
CLABSI score?
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) score?
Surgical Site Infection (SSI) score?
MRSA Infection score?
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) Infection score?
*Based on currently published CMS data, if available. If you feel this information is incorrect or is missing, please contact us.
7. Have any programs been implemented in the past year to address/improve the following measures?
PSI 90 measure
CLABSI measure
CAUTI measure
SSI measure
MRSA measure
C. diff measure
Step 3
CLABSI Risk Assessment
CLABSIs are a key component of your HAC score. The questions below are based on clinical guidelines and are provided to help understand practices that can impact the incidence of CLABSIs in your institution.
If you are unsure of the practice, select "Don't Know" and a score will be determined without those responses.
8. Do you have infection prevention policies based on the latest guidelines (eg, SHEA/IDSA, CDC)?
9. Do you have a "project champion" directing your infection-prevention programs?
10. Do you currently offer institution-wide vascular access education?
11. Do you currently track all vascular access devices from insertion through removal?
12. Do you use antiseptic/antibiotic-impregnated vascular access devices?
HAC Score Results
The following score was based on information that was provided in Step 2. This represents a HAC score that would be used to calculate a penalty payment. HAC scores of 6.57 and above fall into the bottom 25th percentile and are subject to receive a HAC penalty of 1% withholding of the Total Medicare Revenue.
Penalty Zone
CLABSI Influence Zone
Estimated HAC Penalty $
The estimated HAC Penalty is 1% of the dollar amount you entered in Step 1 question 5.
CLABSI Risk Assessment Score
The following score* was based on information that was provided in Step 3. This represents your institution's relative risk for the increased occurrence of CLABSIs. To request a free consultation and to learn more about how to reduce this risk, click here.
*Please note: this score is based on only a few characteristics recognized as best practices. This score may not reflect practices in your institution. To understand how this score was calculated, click here or for more information, please contact us.
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