CMS Plans Patient Safety Guide, Updated Conditions Of Participation

By Michelle M. Stein / March 16, 2023 at 5:05 PM
CMS says patient safety issues have increased since the start of the pandemic and the agency plans to issue guidance for providers on performance improvements while updating Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements to deal with care quality inequities. “Prior to COVID-19, progress was being made to improve patient safety. However, since the beginning of the pandemic, patient safety performance significantly declined,” said CMS officials Lee Fleisher, Michelle Schreiber and Jonathan Blum in an agency blog post Thursday (March 16). “It’s...

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