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The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made enhancements to its website to provide greater accessib...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Se...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released updates to their Work Plan.  Audits of inte...

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  • Office of Inspector General
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) announced that it has updated its on-site survey protocols and resumed survey activities for their laboratory accredit...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Clinical Lab

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a memorandum that provides Medicare and Medicaid hospitals and critical access ho...

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

The Joint Commission has announced revisions to emergency management standard EM.03.01.03, effective January 1, 2021, for their ambulatory health, beh...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Behavioral Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday updated their definition of “close contact” as it relates to SARS-CoV-...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a cybersecurity advisory on Chinese state-sponsored malicious cyber activity. This...

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  • Miscellaneous
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced that, effective January 1, 2021, Infection Control standard IC.02.04.01, EP 5, will be eliminated. Accordi...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Behavioral Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) has added a Point of Care Laboratory Reporting P...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

According to findings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,a  shortage of nurses is forecasted through 2024, with a job growth rate that is faster...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Hospice

The Joint Commission has issued a new Quick Safety report that addresses optimal use of telemedicine to deliver safe patient care. The COVID-19 pandem...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
10/14/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Issues Warning Letter to Battelle Memor...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

DNV GL Healthcare has issued a reminder that hospitals accredited through their program should notify DNV GL through the client dropbox, DNVClientDrop...

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  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
10/13/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated and activities: FDA Issues New Enforcement Policy for Modif...

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