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Professional Standards Review Organization

an organization established to monitor health care services paid for through Medicare, Medicaid, and Maternal and Child Health programs to assure that services provided are medically necessary, meet professional standards, and are provided in the most economic medically appropriate health care agency or institution.

The PSROs are an outcome of the Social Security Amendment of 1972 (Public Law 92-603), which requires the setting up of PSROs to monitor health care services paid for, wholly or in part, under provisions of the Social Security Act. Each PSRO serves a specific geographic area and develops or selects its own norms of care, diagnosis, and treatment. The norms are based on typical patterns of practice in the area being served, including typical lengths of stay for institutional care by age and diagnosis.
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Abbreviation for Professional Ethics Standards Review Organization.
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