Can our hospital belong to more than one PSO?
C.S., from a Northern California hospital

Yes, your facility may join more than one PSO and there are benefits to being a part of multiple PSOs. Some provider groups within your facility may belong to a specific PSO such as pediatric anesthesiology PSO. Alignment between specific PSOs may be useful for quality improvement projects.

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