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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule that addresses discharge planning. The final rule (Revisions to Di...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
11/08/2019

The following is a summary of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Nationwi...

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

As of October 29, 2019, 49 states, the District of Columbia (DC), and the U.S. Virgin Islands have reported 1,888 cases of e-cigarette or vaping assoc...

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

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has agreed to pay $3 million to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health a...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
11/07/2019

The following is a summary of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: FDA outlines risk-based best practices for conducting o...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its final rule for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the CY 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Cente...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care
FDA Updates
11/05/2019

The following is a summary of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: FDA reminds patients, health care professionals and lab...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Update
11/04/2019

The following is a summary of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: Class I Recall - Abbot Recalls CentriMag Circulatory Su...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its home health prospective payment system final rule with comment period&nbs...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Home Health

The Drug Enforcement Agency has launched the Suspicious Orders Report System (SORS) Online, a new centralized database required by the Substance Use-D...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

A recent blog post by The Joint Commission, Infection Control Considerations in Construction Projects, highlights the importance of considering infect...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Update
10/31/2019

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: ICU Medical, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of ...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
10/30/2019

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

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has published Quick Safety 51 which addresses proactive prevention of maternal death from maternal hemorrhage. The American...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care