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Hospitals Lagging on PSO Contracts



Health insurance exchange plan offerings may not be an option for hospitals that fail to contract with qualifying patient safety organizations by the federal deadline. But hospitals are still waiting for CMS to clarify the complex regulation.



2 comments on "Hospitals Lagging on PSO Contracts"
Jim (6/12/2013 at 11:20 AM)

One major hurdle is CMS insistence that they be allowed to view data that a provider could make PSWP under the PSQIA. The PSQIA clearly states that incident reports and RCAs can be PSWP. PSWP cannot be shared with regulating agencies such as CMS but CMS demands these documents. They have stated that participation with CMS is voluntary but really? In today's environment is not accepting Medicare/Medicaid patients viable for any large hospital?
Becky Miller (6/6/2013 at 6:24 PM)

Glad to see this article raising national awareness about this obscure ACA provision. While the Center for Patient Safety's 140+ hospital participants have been hearing this from us for some time and are prepared, many hospitals will be caught offguard.PSO participation takes education and policy evaluation that need careful consideration and time; time well worth it for providers to be able to work together to share causes of error in healthcare and continually learn how to prevent harm!