CMS proposes hospital safety measure and seeks public comments by June 10

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing a new attestation measure to indicate how well hospitals incorporate strategies and practices to advance their safety systems. The proposed Patient Safety Structural Measure — informed by the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety — will assess safety cultures and structures by focusing on five “best practice” domains: 

  • Leadership commitment to eliminating preventable harm
  • Strategic planning and organizational policy
  • Culture of safety and learning health system
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Patient and family engagement

Learn more about this proposal and submit comments electronically through June 10, 2024. 


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