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All of you are familiar with some of the regulatory requirements that
affect your practice, as identified by their acronyms and initials:
HIPAA, CMS, CoPs,PQRS, SCIP, ACO, HCAHPS. For hospital-based practices,
there are now two additional “ingredients” in our regulatory alphabet
soup that will require your attention: OPPE and FPPE.
Historically, hospital medical staff appointments and reappointments
have been primarily a subjective process, where the clinical chief
signed off on credential/privilege requests, perceived competencies and
The Joint Commission and other accrediting bodies and payers have
established more stringent guidelines for the ongoing evaluation of
medical staff members. The Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation
(OPPE) and Focused
Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) are now becoming part of every
hospitalbased anesthesia practice’s routine. These evaluations are
expected to occur on a regular basis and serve as the key component to
the hospital reappointment process.
In adopting the Accreditation Council for Graduate...
The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) was founded in 2009 to promote patient safety and quality management efforts across the specialty. The primary mission of the AQI is development of the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR), a repository for anesthesia case-specific data from across the country. NACOR is populated by transmission of electronic information from participating anesthesia practices and hospitals, including administrative (billing) data, Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) data, elements from the hospital’s electronic healthcare records, and purpose- gathered patient outcome information. The AQI began recruiting practices a year ago, and began accepting case data fromJanuary 1, 2010. To date, the AQI has contracts with more than 40 anesthesia practices (including several ABC clients)ï»¿ and is working with more than a dozen anesthesia software vendors to format, transmit and translate their data into NACOR. Although few AQI sites have all of the desired data in electronic form today, all are...