Recording

Don’t Be Left Out Once Insurance Exchanges Are Active
Web Seminar Highlights New ACA Requirements Regarding PSOs

 A CHA Executive Briefing Regarding CHPSO Membership Recorded Live Feb. 1, 2011

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Overview

This program will explain important changes under the Affordable Care Act including insurance exchange requirements for hospital participation in a Patient Safety Organization, and lay out the benefits to hospitals of joining the California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO).

“I strongly encourage every hospital to consider joining CHPSO” stated CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner. “Membership in a PSO has become more important than ever with the increased emphasis on patient safety under health care reform. CHPSO presents an exceptional opportunity for hospitals to learn from others and improve patient safety. ”

In addition to reviewing the factors driving PSOs, Ann O’Connell, a noted health care attorney with Nossaman, LLP, will present the key provisions of the PSO law including the extensive legal protections afforded to patient safety evaluation systems. O’Connell will also address how a hospital patient safety evaluation system interfaces with medical staff peer review, employment issues, and state and federal inspectors’ access to information.

Other topics include the interplay between patient safety evaluation systems interface with CHPSO and patient safety collaboratives (including the value of participating in both and the differences between the two entities); the impact on internal operations within the hospital; and what hospitals can expect to gain from participating in CHPSO.

 

Agenda

Why PSOs?

  • Driving forces behind the Patient Safety Organization Law

The Patient Safety Organization Law

  • Key provisions of the PSO law
  • Health Insurance Exchange requirements under the Affordable Care Act

The Relationship of PSOs to Patient Safety Collaboratives

  • The interplay between collaboratives and PSOs
  • The value of each and the differences between the two

Navigating the PSO Law

  • Legal protections afforded to patient safety evaluation systems
  • Medical staff peer review
  • Employment issues
  • State and federal inspectors’ access to information

A Hospital’s Experience

  • The impact on internal operations, technological support
  • Benefits to the hospital

Next Steps: CHPSO Participation

Presenters

C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association
Ann O’Connell, JD, Nossaman, LLP
Art Sponseller, President/CEO, Hospital Council
Barbara Pelletreau, Director, Risk Services and Systems, Catholic Healthcare West
Rory Jaffe, MD, Executive Director, California Hospital Patient Safety Organization

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