Proposed Rule Related to PSO Requirements

CMS has released a proposed rule that includes provisions related to whether hospitals would need to have contracts with patient safety organizations. CMS is proposing flexibility for hospitals, as described in this Special Bulletin

The comment period is 30 days. Hospitals are encouraged to read the rule (the relevant pages are 245-250 and 375-376), in case they would like to comment on specific aspects of the rule not covered in the bulletin. For example, the rule discusses whether CMS should require the use of Common Formats to standardize the reporting of patient safety events. 

AHA will comment and will have a letter available in advance of the deadline. 

11-30-2015 03:43 (EST)