Hospital Acquired Condition

Hospital Acquired Condition

Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) affect a healthcare organizations’ economy (bottom line). Choose one HAC of interest. Review the discussion board before selecting one to avoid duplicate HACs. • CHOSEN HAC: Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers • Describe the selected HAC • Examine the economic effects of the HAC and provide supportive data • Relate how the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Non-Payment Policy affects health care quality and impacts provisions for providing cost-effective care. • Provide an example of an evidence-based policy that supports reduction of HAC and how the APRN can promote it. Support initial posting with two professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal references properly cited in American Psychological Association (APA) format