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According to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs report, Health Disparities in Hemodialysis-Associated Staphy...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

A recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) settlement with Banner Health Affiliated Covered Entities (...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
02/03/2023

The following is a listing of recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated and activities: FDA Warns Consumers Not to Purchase or Use Ez...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory about infections with an extensively drug-resistant strain of Verona...

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

In a communication to Congress, the Biden Administration has announced its intention to allow the COVID-19 National and Public Health Emergency (PHE) ...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has modified the hospice survey protocol to refine the focus on quality of care. Understandi...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Hospice
FDA Updates
01/27/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Emergent Recalls Certain RSDL (Reactive Skin Deco...

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

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that more than two dozen individuals have been charged in the Southern District of Florida for their alle...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved revisions to three required Medicare beneficiary notices. CMS has added revised...

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

A recent article in ASHE’s Health Facilities Management Magazine raises awareness about fire safety issues related to micromobility devices in h...

Sources:
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs) are a new provider type established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 to address the growing concern over ...

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued immediate-in-effect guidance on compounding certain ibuprofen products in an effort to imp...

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

As part of the continuing efforts under the Biden Administration’s initiative to improve nursing home transparency, safety and quality, and acco...

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

In conjunction with a new Sentinel Event Alert addressing maternal mortality, The Joint Commission (TJC) has published a new Quick Safety report ...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission has issued Sentinel Event 66 aimed at eliminating racial and ethnic disparities causing mortality and morbidity in pregnant and p...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Rural Health Clinics