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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 8-14, 2015

The theme for this year’s National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Patient Safety Awareness Week is “United in Safety,” being celebrated March 8-14, 2015. Attached is a checklist that you might find useful in your facility. For additional information, visit the NPSF website here.

TJC 2015 Ambulatory Care Patient Safety Goals

The Joint Commission’s has posted the 2015 National Patient Safety Goals. Please visit to view practice-specific patient safety information.

TeamStepps Strategies: Improving Outcomes in the Office Practice

The Hospital Insurance Company, Inc. has created the following video that demonstrates the use of TeamStepps training to improve office safety. Click here to view the instructional video.

Register to Review Your "Open Payment" Data

CMS Preparing to Post Physician Payment Sunshine Act Data:

Payment data will be available for public review beginning September 30
• Physicians can review their reports to correct any discrepancies

Joint Commission Issues Alert on Preventing Unsafe Injection Practices

The Joint Commission has issued a new alert on preventing the misuse of single-dose/single-use and multiple-dose vials of injectable medical products, citing at least 49 reported outbreaks since 2001.

Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 2-8, 2014

NPSF is collaborating with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Cautious Patient Foundation on content related to diagnostic error, including a series of webcasts during the month of March on this topic. Details are still in development.

Additional Offices Achieve SCOPE Certification

Click here to view the latest offices to be recognized by the SCOPE program. Please contact us at if you would like more information about the program of if you are interested in pursuing certification for your office.




ICD-10 Implementation Day (by Federal mandate) is October 1, 2014

The transition to ICD-10-CM for physicians and their practices is incredibly complex, expensive, and time consuming. If you have documents that currently use or refer to ICD-9 codes, those documents will be out of date on October 1, 2014.