What is the definition of a Serious Adverse Event (SAE) under the New York State Medicaid inpatient payment policy?

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What is the definition of a Serious Adverse Event (SAE) under the New York State Medicaid inpatient payment policy?

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A SAE is defined by the Department of Health (DOH) as “avoidable hospital complications and medical errors that are identifiable, preventable, serious in their consequences to patient, and increase costs to the Medicaid program.”