Please review the Patient Safety Rule, especially sections 3.102(d)(1) and 3.104(b). To remain listed, the Patient Safety Rule requires that a PSO must have two bona fide contracts in effect within each 24-month period after the PSO's initial date of listing. Contracts entered after midnight of the last day of a PSO's 24-month assessment period cannot be counted toward meeting the two contract requirement for that 24-month period.
A PSO is also required to provide notice that it has met this requirement by submitting this form once during every 24-month period after its initial date of listing. PSOs are encouraged to submit the form as soon as the requirement is met during each 24-month period. Whether the PSO has met the two contract requirement or not, this form must be received no later than 45 days before the last day of each 24-month assessment period.
If the PSO reports that it has not yet met the two bona fide contracts requirement, or fails to file this form by the date referenced above, the Secretary will issue a notice of a preliminary finding of deficiency and the PSO will be given until midnight of the last day of its 24-month assessment period to meet the two contracts requirement. The issuance of such a notice for this purpose does not change the entity's status as a PSO during this correction period. Failure to submit this form certifying compliance with the two bona fide contracts requirement by midnight of the last day of the 24-month assessment period will trigger the process for revoking the Secretary’s acceptance of a PSO’s certification and the delisting of the PSO.