The PSO Profile form provides information to AHRQ and HHS on the types of healthcare providers, settings, and reports for which PSOs conduct patient safety activities. This form is designed to collect data that will be used to generate aggregate statistics necessary to administer the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, as well as report on the Act's impact.
The PSOPPC provides guidance on how to update PSO Profile information every year. For questions related to the PSO Profile form, please submit a request on the Contact Us page or email the PSOPPC Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PSO Profile form includes two sections: PSO Profile and Provider Profile. The PSO Profile collects the PSO's administrative information, including the number of providers, type of entity, type of patient safety concerns collected, and specialty focus. The Provider Profile collects information on the providers with which the PSO has a contract pursuant to the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act. Information should be collected for all providers that currently submit, or intend to submit patient safety concerns to the PSO.
2019_PSO_Profile_Form Posted on: 12/13/2019, 239 KB
PSOs with a Level 2 or Level 3 account may submit profile information via an online form or XML Data Submission. PSOs may also submit Provider Profiles via Spreadsheet Data Submission.
The following document provides information on the question and answer codes necessary for submitting profile data to the PSOPPC:
AHRQ_PSO_and_Provider_Profile_2019_Tech_Specs_Appendix_A Posted on: 12/13/2019, 48 KB
The following document provides information related to PSO and Provider Profile XML Data Submission:
AHRQ PSO and Provider Profile Tech. Specs. for Data Submission from PSO to PSOPPC Posted on: 12/12/2013, 468 KB
The following documents provide information related to Provider Profile Spreadsheet Data Submission:
AHRQ_PSO_Provider_Profile_Tech_Specs_for_Spreadsheet_Data_Submission Posted on: 12/18/2017, 169 KB
AHRQ_PSO_Provider_Profile_Spreadsheet_Data_Submission_Template Posted on: 12/18/2017, 10 KB
PSOs with a Level 2 or Level 3 account may submit XML profile information via SFTP. Additionally, users will need to register for an SFTP account by contacting the PSOPPC Help Desk.
For detailed instructions on how to submit profile information via SFTP, please refer to the PSOPPC SFTP Data Submission User's Manual.
PSOPPC SFTP Data Submission Users Manual Posted on: 04/20/2020, 637 KB
After submitting PSO Profile related file(s), it is important to review the submission results. The PSO Profile Submission Management Summary and Detail Reports can provide file processing status information for the file(s), and can be helpful to resolve any errors or validation issues.
The PSO Profile Submission Management Summary Report displays summary file information, including processing status (i.e. Accepted, Rejected), for submitted PSO and Provider Information files.
The PSO Profile Submission Management Detail Report provides information on the specific errors that occurred in a "Rejected" file. Error messages are generated for the PSO and Provider Profiles in the file. The report displays the message description, message code, and message type.
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