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The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is informing healthcare providers that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has renewed...

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

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has recently become aware of increased industry discussion about the combined use of tamp...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health

The Joint Commission’s (TJCs) Quick Safety 52 reviews how closed-loop communication of test results can advance patient safety.  According ...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published revisions to Chapter 2 and has added Appendix F to the State Operations Manual...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Community Mental Health Centers

The Joint Commission (TJC) is proposing revisions to requirements in their Medication Management chapter that will be applicable to hospitals, critica...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Behavioral Health
FDA Updates
01/02/2020

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

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/23/2019

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: LivaNova Recalls VNS Therapy SenTiva Generator Due to R...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released two new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs) on the topic of E-cigare...

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA, is proposing to amend its regulations to implement a provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/19/2019

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities:   FDA takes efforts to improve quality of compo...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/18/2019

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: Cook Medical Recalls CrossCath® Support Catheters D...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration,
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released updates to their workplan. OIG’s work planning process is dynamic, and adjustments a...

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

In October 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the OraQuick® Ebola Rapid Antigen Test, a rapid diagnostic test ...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/16/2019

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities: Medtronic Recalls SynchroMed II Implantable Drug Infusi...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding Long Term Care providers that phase 3 requirements of the 2016 Final Rule, Medi...

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