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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated the health department-reported cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndro...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
08/10/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: FDA Issues Surgical Masks Umbrella EUA DDAVP Nasal Spray 10 mcg/0.1mL, ...

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

The Agency for Research and Healthcare Quality (AHRQ) has a new safety issue brief, Telediagnosis for Acute Care: Implications for the Quality and Saf...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized Medicare payment rules for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), skilled nursin...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care,
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Hospice

The Joint Commission has issued new and revised requirements for the Patient Blood Management Certification Program, effective January 1, 2021.  ...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care

Notice: OIG ALERT - Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights...

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

As StayAlert! has previously reported, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) Form CMS-R-131 a...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/05/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: CME America Expands Recall of BodyGuard Infusion System Administration Sets Due...

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

The Joint Commission is seeking comment on proposed revisions to requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals related to resuscitation. Th...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), have announced that ...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has renewed is determination that a Public Health Emergency (PHE) exists. According to the HHS ...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

Below is a selection of additions and updates to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for the month of July.  End Stage Rena...

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  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/29/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol Guidance Document: Expirat...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently updated its interim return to work criteria for healthcare personnel (HCP) with SARS-...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently updated its guidance on the discontinuation of isolation for persons with COVID-19 in...

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