CMS Issues Final Rule on ACA PSO Provision

March 14, 2014    |   By: Calevir

CMS has issued the final rule (beginning on page 13814) pertaining to the ACA PSO provision requiring larger hospitals to participate with a PSO.   The final rule, as expected, delays the PSO participation requirement until at least 2017, instead allowing hospitals to meet safety assurances for participation in Quality Health Plans, that are part of Health Insurance Exchanges, by providing CMS Certification Numbers to the Plans.

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PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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