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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving Durable M...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Assisted Living,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) has revised the State Operating Manual (SOM) - Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) to reflect...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Community Mental Health Centers
FDA Updates
03/08/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Ventec Life Systems Recalls VOCSN Patient B...

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

The Joint Commission has announced that, effective July 1, 2024, they are revising the glossary definition of “designated equivalent source&rdqu...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking input on new draft guidance “Key Information and Facilitating Understanding in Informed Consent...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently finalized its work with New York-Presbyterian Hospital...

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) National Standards Group (NSG), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health & Human S...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
03/01/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Follow Instructions for Safe Use of Electric...

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

In response to active exploitation of a cybersecurity vulnerability, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau o...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently announced a settlement under the Health Insurance...

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a tranquilizer called xylazine is increasingly being found in the US illegal dr...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
02/24/2024

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Updated Recommendations for Certain Medtronic Ele...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking input from the field on a proposed rewrite of the restraint, seclusion, and physical holding standards in the be...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights issued two Reports to Congress on Health Insurance Portability and Accounta...

Sources:
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced several revisions to requirements for their Hospital and Critical Access Hospital accreditation programs, eff...

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