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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Announces Initiative to Protect Members' Health Aimed at Preventing Serious Medical Errors
Date:4/2/2008

members incur no additional costs, associated with the occurrence of any of these adverse events or hospital acquired conditions occurs:

-- Object left in the body during surgery;

-- Air embolism or blockage;

-- Blood incompatibility;

-- Catheter-associated urinary tract infection;

-- Decubitus (pressure) ulcers;

-- Vascular catheter-associated infection;

-- Mediastinitis (an infection inside the chest) after coronary artery

bypass graft (CABG) surgery; and

-- Hospital-acquired injuries such as fractures, dislocations,

intracranial injuries, crushing injuries and burns.

"This is an opportunity for us to work together with the New York hospital community to proactively address commercial reimbursement for major preventable adverse events in a way that communicates to employers and members our joint commitment to eliminate these occurrences," said Dr. Whitney. "As a strong advocate for patient safety, Empire firmly believes that putting processes in place that focus on preventing these events can have an immediate impact on health care safety and quality."

Empire is in the early stages of implementation. This allows the company to work alongside hospitals to address the preventability of these events as soon as possible and continue to monitor the activities related to the list of events from the federal, state and private payers, and make adjustments as necessary and appropriate.
Empire has long been committed to promoting patient safety including:

-- Inclusion of patient safety metrics in Empire's quality programs as

well as the Member Health Index (MHI) program, the first program in the

industry to track and compare the collective health of health plan

members based on 20 clinical areas and 40 separate component measures;

-- Support of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) 5 Million

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