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It's not unusual to see a headline about a hospital at risk of losing their Medicare funding. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) CoP 42 CFR §489.3 defines immediate jeopardy as “a situation in which the provider’s non-compliance with one or more of the requirements of participation has caused or is likely to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment, or death...” If not abated within the 23-day timeframe, hospitals risk losing Medicare reimbursement. While the dollars are important to organizations, the ability to provide safe patient care can cause lasting damages to one’s reputation in the community.

Catherine Pusey, associate director, ECRI Institute PSO, and Patricia Neumann, senior patient safety analyst and consultant at ECRI Institute, will lead a session on this topic at the National Association for Healthcare Quality NAHQ Next Conference.

In their session, "It Could Happen to You," Pusey and Neumann will discuss how to assess an organization’s compliance with the Conditions of Participation, the process used to improve care, and how to establish ongoing monitoring through the implementation of a comprehensive quality program.

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​Catherine Pusey, MBA, RNPusey_Cathy.jpg

Associate Director, ECRI Institute PSO

Catherine Pusey has over 40 years of experience in healthcare, spending the past eight years at ECRI Institute. Prior to joining ECRI, she served as the director of quality and risk for a new start up facility. Her role included designing the quality and risk program, infection control program, compliance program and on boarding of new clinical staff. Her efforts resulted in a deficiency-free State and CMS survey. Her role was expanded to assist other facilities in the system whose licensure or accreditation status was in jeopardy.

Other topics Pusey speaks on include:

  • Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) 101
  • Patient Safety Organizations—Definition, Overview, and Benefits

 

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Senior Patient Safety Analyst and Consultant

Patricia Neumann joined ECRI Institute in 2005. She has 20 years of administrative experience in hospital and health plan operations and 12 years of experience in healthcare assessment and consulting.

The NAHQ Next Conference will bring together industry experts to share their innovative approaches for achieving financial sustainability while delivering greater value. Hospital and health system senior executives will explore opportunities for advancing care coordination and novel strategies for engaging consumers.

Visit the ECRI Institute booth​ for information on how our experts can assist you with your patient safety questions.

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

​Visit the National Association for Healthcare Quality website for more information and to register for the NAHQ Next Conference.