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Hospitals Lagging on PSO Contracts
Health Leaders Media

A brief and little-known provision in the health reform law says any hospital with more than 50 beds will be shut out of the 2015 health insurance exchange plan offerings if it doesn’t have a contract with one of 77 federally approved patient safety organizations. Few have these contracts now. While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision takes effect with exchange plans as of January 1, 2015, for planning purposes, hospitals will have to meet requirements long before health plans release their offerings three months earlier, on October 1, 2014.