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The Hospice Plan of Care (POC) maps out needs and services that should be supplied to a patient facing a terminal illness, as well as the patient&rsqu...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Hospice

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has endorsed the use of an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission recently released a new FAQ addressing the classification of saline and heparin flushes.  TJC published the FAQ for the foll...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

There has been much attention given to workplaces and healthcare organizations deciding to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for employees. Currently, the ...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/12/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Recirculator 8.0 Disposable Lavage Kits by Eight Med...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for healthcare professionals describing lab tests to collect in th...

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

The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s new Heath Update alerts healthcare professionals that the Georgia Department of Public Heal...

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

Every year The Joint Commission (TJC) releases data on the requirements that were most frequently identified as “not compliant” for the ag...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient
FDA Updates
08/09/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: KVK Tech Inc., Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/06/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities” Recirculator 8.0 Disposable Lavage Ki...

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

In 2016, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act to encourage electronic access, exchange, and use of health information. The Office of the Nationa...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
08/04/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: V60 and V60 Plus Ventilators Equipped with ...

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

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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finalized the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment system (IPPS) for FY 2022. The final rule...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published four FY 2022 Payment Rules: SNF Prospective Payment System: FY 2022 Final R...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient,
  • Hospice