Medicare publishes hospital injury data against industry wishes

CMS Administrator Don Berwick said any preventable HAC is “unacceptable.”

“We at CMS are working together with the hospital and consumer community to bring hospital acquired conditions into the forefront and do all we can to eliminate harm from the very healthcare system intended to heal us,” Berwick said in a statement.

The American Hospital Association, which opposes the release of the HAC data, has continuously raised questions about the formula CMS uses to calculate error rates.