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Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Patient Errors (WSPEs)

Wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong patient errors (WSPEs) have been an area of focus for regulatory and accrediting agencies, as well as for healthcare organizations, for a number of years. Beginning in 2007, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped paying for any additional costs related to medical errors. In 2009, CMS ruled that hospitals would not be reimbursed for any costs tied to WSPE’s. These were also deemed to be “never events” by the National Quality Forum (NQF), as it was believed such occurrences should never happen and that these events reflected significant underlying patient safety issues.

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The Importance of Competency Assessment and Performance Reviews

Competency assessment begins at the time of the initial review of a candidate’s application and resume. It continues throughout the interview process and the validation of qualifications and credentials prior to hire. This is a joint responsibility of human resources and the organization’s hiring manager(s).

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Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing

Download the whitepaper on Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing by Alicia Bromfield, Esq. and Donald B. Lenderman

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Managing Disruptive Patient Behavior

Download the whitepaper on Managing Disruptive Patient Behavior by Sandra Chellew, MBA, RN, CPHRM, CPHQ.

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Physician Credentialing and Risk Management

Download the whitepaper on Physician Credentialing and Risk Management by John E. Sanchez, MS, CPHRM.

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Communication Among Caregivers

Download the whitepaper by John E. Sanchez, Pendulum, LLC, regarding the importance of communication among caregivers.

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Ironhealth Whitepaper

Download the whitepaper on Evolving Healthcare Landscape Requires Insurance Solutions Not Just Insurance Products.

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Hospital Professional Liability Claim Trends - Batch Claims on the Rise

Download the whitepaper by IronHealth's Chief Claims Officer, Kristin McMahon, regarding the topic of the upward trend in the number of "related claims" also known as batch claims.  

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Alternative Payment Contracts- A Two Pronged Approach to Managing the Financial Risk

Download the whitepaper by IronHealth's Vice President & Product Manager, Theresa Galizia, and BLIS, Inc's President & CEO, Regi Schindler.

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Informed Consent

Download the whitepaper on Informed Consent by John Sanchez, MS, CPHRM.

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The Medicare Set-Aside Liability Dilemma

Download the whitepaper coauthored by IronHealth's Alice Johansson and Jennifer C. Jordan, General  Counsel, MEDVAL regarding the the Medicare Set- Aside liability dilemma.

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