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

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finalized the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment system (IPPS) for FY 2022. The final rule...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published four FY 2022 Payment Rules: SNF Prospective Payment System: FY 2022 Final R...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to notify public health practitioners and clinicians about the urgen...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the agency’s interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. ...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/28/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: FDA alerts patients and health care professionals...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have new guidance on how "long COVID" can be...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report recently released Notes from the Field noting independe...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
07/23/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Authorizes Imported Becton Dickinson So...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has revised the definition of Sentinel Event and their Sentinel Event Policy, applicable to all TJC accreditation and certi...

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  • The Joint Commission
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Informa...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
07/21/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Pfizer Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has, renewed, effective July 20, 2021, the January 31, 2020, public health emergency (PHE) dete...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services and Dallas County Health and...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Government has launched a new website to help public and private organizations defend against the rise in ransomware cases. StopRansomwa...

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