Less than Five Months Left for Hospitals to Comply with the Affordable Care Act
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposes that
qualified health plans may only contract with hospitals of more
than 50 licensed beds by January 1, 2017 as long as the following
are in place:
utilizes a patient safety evaluation system as defined in 42
CFR 3.20 [this means that it reports to a PSO]; and
Implements a mechanism for comprehensive person-centered hospital
discharge to improve care coordination and health care quality
for each patient; or
Implements an evidence-based initiative, to improve health
care quality through the collection, management and analysis of
patient safety events that reduces all cause preventable harm,
prevents hospital readmission, or improves care coordination.
Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) templates are available
to CHPSO members and getting set up with the data submission
process through NextPlane Solutions is a matter of a few hours.
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.