Providers are now faced with conflicting interpretations of The Patient Safety Rule—the May 24 sub-regulatory guidance by HHS conflicts with legal opinions issued by organizations representing many health care providers (e.g., Joint Commission, AHA). The US Supreme Court may take up a case to resolve this conflict. We should know by the end of June as to whether the Court will act.
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.