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Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System (MPSMS)

The Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System (MPSMS) is a national surveillance project aimed at identifying the rates of specific adverse events within the Medicare population.  It is administered by the Quality Improvement Group (QIG) in the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality (OCSQ).  The goal of the project is not to monitor physicians for best practices or […]

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Checking in on my 96-year old grandmother

My grandmother is 96 years old and incredibly lives on her own.  My mother drops off packages of food she prepares for my grandmother and gets her mail, but my grandmother still does her laundry and gets herself ready in the morning. Bringing in some help for her or moving her to an assisted living […]

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