Serious Adverse Events
PREPARED BY ARIZONA HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION
The site was developed to assist hospitals in developing Serious Adverse Events policies and procedures. The site includes:
- Serious adverse event policies
- Examples of policies and procedures
- Links to key websites
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association Guidelines:
Serious Adverse Events Guidelines
American Hospital Association Principles – Partial or Non-payment for serious reportable events:
Hospital Acquired Events as defined by CMS:
Leap Frog Position on Never Events:
National Quality Forum Serious Adverse Events:
Managed Care Contracting Suggestions:
Waiver of Charges for Serious Adverse Events: Hospital will waive charges for hospital care to a Plan patient that results from the occurrence of a serious adverse event in the hospital during the visit when the care is rendered.
- A “serious adverse event” is an event which Hospital has designated in advance through its policies and procedures, and which in a particular case it has determined was preventable, within the control of the hospital, the result of a mistake made in the hospital, and which resulted in significant harm to the Plan patient.
- This provision only applies to Hospital care and care by physicians and other practitioners employed by Hospital for whom Hospital bills. It does not apply to care by any other institutional provider or any individual practitioner.
Policy regarding adverse events:
Talking points for managers:
Administrative Services Support Manual:
Power Point Presentation on Serious Adverse Events:
One minute messages:
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact:
Jim Haynes, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer: email@example.com