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This variable is contained in the following files: Inpatient (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
HAC_PGM_RDCTN_IND_SW
SAS Name
HAC_PGM_RDCTN_IND_SW

This field is a switch that identifies hospitals subject to a Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) reduction of what they would otherwise be paid under the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). 

Comments

This field is new in October 2014. This field only applies to Inpatient claims.

For details on the CMS hospital readmission reduction program see the CMS website: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-For-ServicePayment/AcuteInpatientPPS/Readmissions-Reduction-Program.html

Source: NCH

CodeCode value
Y
hospital subject to a reduction under the HAC Reduction Program
N
hospital is not subject to a reduction under the HAC Reduction Program