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The Joint Commission is reporting that their Sterile Medication Compounding Tool has been updated and is available on the organizations’ Joint C...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Pharmacy
FDA Updates
12/10/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. food and Drug Administration updates and activities: AvKARE Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sild...

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

According to a new update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning incidence typically rises with the ...

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing patients and health care providers that patients may be injured if they wear face masks (such...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the group that advises the CDC on pop...

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

The Joint Commission’s Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS) has announced revisions to definitions related to rape, assault and homicide ...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, updating policy changes for Medicare...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/02/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Drug Interacti...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced several strategies and initiatives to allow health care systems to provide care t...

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

The American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the American Hospital...

Sources:
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Office-Based Surgery

The MCN Healthcare StayAlert! Team wishes you a happy and restful Thanksgiving Holiday.   As a reminder our office is closed November 26-27....

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
11/25/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Face Masks, Including Surgical Masks, and R...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) is reminding providers and the public of fraud related to the COVID...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule designed to increase the supply of lifesaving organs available for tran...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
11/20/2020

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update and activities: Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride Injection by F...

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