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New Jersey Act No. 2471
Never Events and Preventable Adverse Events
SUMMARY: NJ STATE MANDATE ACT NO. 2471
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New Jersey Act 2471 requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to report certain patient safety indicators on a hospital by hospital basis and prohibits hospitals from charging for certain medical errors.
A general hospital shall not seek payment for costs associated with (a hospital acquired condition subject to the hospital acquired condition payment provisions of the Medicare program, as established by regulation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS]) any of the following conditions or events subject to the hospital acquired condition payment policy for the Medicare program established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: transfusion reaction; air embolism; foreign body left during the procedure; surgery on the wrong side, wrong body part, or wrong person; or wrong surgery performed on a patient.
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