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In January 2018, the FDA issued a Safety Communication alerting patients and health care providers that the LifeVest 4000 manufactured by Zoll, m...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has issued a new Quick Safety Issue addressing the management of medical device-related pressure injuries. According t...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Hospice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an update for healthcare professionals and consumers on the agency’s progress in respo...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Hospice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals to risks associated with Cesium chloride (CsCl), a mineral salt...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Hospice,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ASPR TRACIE held a webinar this month that reviewed the impact of radiological incidents on heal...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule for CY2019. In this proposed rule, CMS ...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Quick Reference Guide for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (QRP) for FY2...

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

As StayAlert! has previously reported, The Joint Commission (TJC) recently announced revisions to their standards related to Fluoroscopy services...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on tech support scams. Scammers use pop-up messages, websites, emails, and phone calls t...

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  • Miscellaneous
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA is conforming the voluntary recall to the consumer / user level of 29 lots of single and 51 lots of combination valsarta...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of several drug products con...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Hospice,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that Wave 1 mailing of the new Medicare cards is now complete. This means that ...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has released a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to their Suicide Risk Recommendations, which have b...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Update to alert public health departments, heal...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening the current warnings in the prescribing information for fluoroquinolone antibiotics ...

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