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DNV GL Healthcare has released revision 20-1 of the NIAHO® (National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations) Accreditation Requirem...

Sources:
  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently answered a Frequently Asked Question about COVID-19 test reporting for the following accreditation programs: ...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding healthcare professionals seeing patients from the areas affected by Hurricane Delta ...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding Medicare/Medicaid certified long-term care facilities (nursing homes) of existi...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care
FDA Updates
10/07/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Ta...

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

A new health advisory from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is alerting public health departments and healthcare providers to the...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Rural Health Clinics

U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations for Emergency Preparedness require specific testing exercises be conducted to valida...

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

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is partnering with the University of New Mexico’s ECHO Institute in Albuquerque and the In...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care
FDA Updates
10/02/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Alaris System Pump Module and Pump Module D...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating the methodology the agency uses to determine the rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new tools to reduce paperwork and authorization delays for laboratories seeking Cl...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Clinical Lab

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations for Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Critical Access Hospitals, End-Stage Renal Disease, ...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking input from the field on proposed requirements for its Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery. TJC has collabora...

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

The Joint Commission is seeking input from the field on potential new requirements related to medication orders for their Office-Based Surgery (OBS) a...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Office-Based Surgery
FDA Updates
09/25/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Problems with H...

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