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The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, updating policy changes for Medicare...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/02/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Drug Interacti...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced several strategies and initiatives to allow health care systems to provide care t...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the American Hospital...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Office-Based Surgery

The MCN Healthcare StayAlert! Team wishes you a happy and restful Thanksgiving Holiday.   As a reminder our office is closed November 26-27....

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
11/25/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Face Masks, Including Surgical Masks, and R...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) is reminding providers and the public of fraud related to the COVID...

Sources:
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule designed to increase the supply of lifesaving organs available for tran...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
11/20/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update and activities: Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride Injection by F...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

In advance of the approaching holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is urging nursing home staff, residents and visit...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The Joint Commission (TJC) has released a new education campaign intended to assist patients advocate for safer surgery. According to TJC, while in mo...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Office-Based Surgery

Today kicks off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020 (USAAW) aimed at raising awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of ap...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a scientific brief on the community use of cloth masks to control the spread o...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released guidance for CMS Locations (formerly known as CMS Regional Office) and CLI...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Clinical Lab
FDA Updates
11/13/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Cook Medical Recalls Fixed Core Wire Guides, Due to Device Damage from a Manufa...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations