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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced a settlement with CHSPSC LLC, (“CHSPSC”) ...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced a revision to Environment of Care (EC) Standard EC.02.04.03, EP 34, effective January 1, 2021. The revision i...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery
FDA Updates
09/23/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: FDA alerts of Perrigo’s voluntary albuterol inhaler recall  ...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) has released documents outlining the initial strategy to delive...

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance addressing visitation in nursing homes during the COVID-19 public health emer...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care
FDA Updates
09/21/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: FDA Publishes Comparative Performance Data for COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostic Te...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a memorandum reviewing the requirements for their final rule issued on August 25, 2020 ...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Clinical Lab

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Steering Committee for Patient Safety (NSC) has published Safer Together: A National Ac...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is seeking input from the public...

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

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have released version 3.2 of the ...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
09/15/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Becton Dickinson (BD) CareFusion 303 Recalls Alaris System Infusion Pumps Due t...

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule with comment period on August 25, 2020 establishing Long-Term Car...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a call to review their recommendations for testing and treatment of 2020-2021 sea...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Hospice
FDA Updates
09/10/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Webinar on Gowns and Other Apparel for Use by Health Care Personnel FDA...

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance intended to assist immunization providers in a variety of clinical an...

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