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On November 23, 2022, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule (87 FR 72293) that established Rural Emergency Hospi...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
11/07/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Do Not Use Certain Brands of Saline and Ste...

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 updated General Compliance Program Guidance (GCP...

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

A long-standing best practice in health care settings is the correct and consistent use of rigid sharps disposal containers, which has been demonstrat...

Sources:
  • Environmental Protection Agency,
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized Medicare payment rates for hospital outpatient and Ambulatory Su...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is in the process of reviewing and updating their 2007 Isolation Precautions guideline, with...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
10/31/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Certain Eye Drops by Several Major Brands: ...

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

The Agency for Healthcare Research an Quality (AHRQ’s) Network of Patient Safety Databases (NPSD) has published new chartbooks and upd...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

A recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs report highlights the growing mental health crisis for healthcare workers in this...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has published a new Quick Safety Issue #70, Early identification and evaluation of severe pressure injuries, to raise aware...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Assisted Living,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

A new Health Advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides options for clinicians to protect infants from respiratory sy...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
10/24/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Fresenius Medical Care Recalls Some Hemodia...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) October 2023 Cybersecurity Newsletter highlights the importance o...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
10/23/2023

The following is a listing if recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Philips Respironics Recalls V60 and V60 Plus Vent...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) Sentinel Event Alert 68 addresses surgical fire prevention and updates recommendations and resources to reflect current bes...

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