CMS has released the results for the FY 2015 Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program.  According to the announcement, approximately 724 hospitals will have their payments reduced by one percent in FY 2015 under the HAC Reduction Program.  Under the VBP program, the number of hospitals that will experience a positive change in their base operating diagnosis-related group (DRG) payments in FY 2015 is slightly higher than the number of hospitals that will experience a negative change, and about half of all affected hospitals will see only a small change in their base operating DRG payments (between -0.3 and 0.3 percent).  The CMS Fact Sheet is available by clicking here.  The CMS data tables for these two programs (Tables 16A, 16B, and 17) are available by clicking here.