Hospitals with high rates of hospital-acquired conditions face steep financial penalties if they can’t adhere to CMS’ new rule. But by following these four tips, hospitals will decrease their risk of penalty for HACs: (1) Proactively evaluate, measure, and optimize critical care processes and outcomes. (2) Put the right coding processes in place to accurately capture your patients’ POA data. (3) Apply what you’ve learned to create a culture of safety. (4) Consider active surveillance systems to identify HACs and potential patient harm.