Below, you’ll find adverse and other patient safety events grouped into categories. Click on the most relevant category to see agency-by-agency descriptions of events that must be reported. Consult the glossary for information on how home health agencies are defined in the Navigator.
Note that safety-related reporting requirements imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), MassHealth, or accrediting organizations are not included in the information provided here. Click here to learn more about what is and is not included in the Navigator.
|Abuse or Neglect||Suspected patient abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation of property|
|Device||Medical device failure, malfunction, mislabeling, user error, etc.|
|CMS and MassHealth||Broad overview and links to resources related to conditions of coverage and participation in these programs|
|Drug Diversion||Loss or theft of controlled substances|