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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to remind healthcare professionals seeing patients from areas t...

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

Ivermectin is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved prescription medication used to treat certain infections caused by internal and exter...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/26/2021

The follow is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Stop Using Certain N95 Respirators Manufacture...

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

Section 4004 of the 21st Century Cures Act is more commonly referred to as the Information Blocking Final Rule.  This rule defines what informati...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is developing an e...

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today the agency’s approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as t...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/23/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Laboratory Analysis of Varenicline Products ...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/20/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: FDA Safety Communication: Use Caution When Using Rob...

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

Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began covering increased payment for the Cognitive Assessment (may be ...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

On August 18, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a statement on the Administration’s plan for COVID-19 booste...

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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released two Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Toolkit documents. The toolkit is a collection ...

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  • FEMA
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

On July 1 2021, DNV announced a return to full onsite NIAHO® accreditation surveys in hospitals, critical access hospitals and psyc...

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  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (DNV)
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently issued an update to two previous Quick Safety reports that addressed the care of psychiatric patients who are boar...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking comment on new and revised antibiotic stewardship requirements for the Hospital (HAP) and Critical Access Hospit...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
08/17/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: FDA Announces Results of Boston Scientific Transvagi...

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