Serious Adverse Events: Pennsylvania's Approach for Reducing Events and Prohibiting Payment

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Paula G. Sanders, JD J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD

Pennsylvania is the first state to prohibit long-term care providers from knowingly seeking payment for preventable serious adverse events that occur within their facilities. This session will explore Pennsylvania's new law, consider the recent report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding Serious Adverse Events, and discuss the implications for the potential expansion of these policies to other states and payers. In addition, the session will consider best practices for reducing the occurrence of adverse events.

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