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​When your hospital is in Immediate Jeopardy, leaders want to know what actions to take to restore operations. For a serious reportable event, the expertise of a third-party consultant is often needed to achieve compliance. An immediate action plan is necessary to ensure patient safety and to respond to a provider termination notice.

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Approved by CMS

ECRI Institute has deep and successful experience serving as the Lead Independent Consultant on SIA engagements, approved by CMS to serve in this role. We oversee the process, performing a gap analysis on all Conditions of Participation (CoPs), identifying root causes, developing an action plan, and serving as independent monitor until the validation survey. Engagements typically last for 12-18 months. We react quickly and knowledgeably after your hospital receives a termination notice to make sure your hospital can keep its doors open to the community.

Experience Evaluating Serious Events

Our Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has evaluated over 300 root cause analyses voluntarily submitted by hospitals nationwide. Our analysts are uniquely qualified to help a hospital determine how human factors, medical equipment, or information technology may have contributed to a death, injury, or close call and then develop a corrective action plan that will address the patient safety concerns of regulators. Our team also helps to proactively identify gaps and create corrective action plans when faced with immediate jeopardy.

Independent, Objective Experts

We provide consultants to perform a gap analysis, identify root causes, and develop an action plan that can be accomplished within a regulatory timeline specified in a Systems Improvement Agreement (SIA).

On Call, On-site CMS Consulting Services

We can react quickly and knowledgeably after your hospital receives a termination notice to make sure your hospital can keep its doors open to the community. Many of our nationally-credentialed consultants have been approved by CMS for other projects and all consultants provide monitoring periods until a successful validation survey.

Contact us at (866) 247-3005, or email PSOhelpdesk@ecri.org

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