Hospitals With More than 50 Beds Must Join a PSO

July 22, 2013    |   By: Calevir

Beginning January 2017, the federal Affordable Care Act requires hospitals with more than 50 beds to participate with a federally-designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO) to be eligible to contract with health plans that are part of the new Health Insurance Exchanges.   Congratulations to the Center’s PSO participants that are already meeting this requirement by taking advantage of the Center’s PSO services! Our PSO services include Web-based or electronic data submission options, education and training that includes networking and “Safe tables” for participants, in addition to resources that include comprehensive PSO Implementation Tools (Users Guide, PowerPoint templates, crosswalk of SREs/HACs, one-on-one assistance and more), designed to help our participants get the most out of their PSO participation. Read more about the ACA requirements in the Center’s Summer Edition of PSONews.

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