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The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will exercise its enforcement discretion ...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a memorandum to State Survey Directors highlighting hospital survey priorities fo...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released updates to their Work Plan.  Audits and stu...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has updated its list of data elements that should be reported to the federal government as a part of ...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued two final rules intended to reduce regulatory barriers and provide greater flex...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
01/15/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Issues New Policy on Coagulation System...

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

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released an announcement regarding its collaborative wi...

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

DNV GL has released interpretive guidelines and surveyor guidance for their hospital accreditation program requirements.  This guidance is for th...

Sources:
  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (DNV)
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals

The COVID-19 PHE brought to light several challenges related to the submission, tracking and issuance of 1135 Waivers due to the volume of requests fo...

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

The Joint Commission is proposing new and revised resuscitation requirements for their hospital and critical access hospital accreditation programs an...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
01/11/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Boston Scientific Announces LOTUS Edge&trad...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance for surveyors related to the changes the agency made to Clinical Laborat...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Clinical Lab
FDA Updates
01/08/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Issues Alert Regarding SARS-CoV-2 Viral...

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

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will temporarily exercise survey enforcement discretion rega...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
FDA Updates
01/07/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Expands Voluntar...

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