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According to a new Quick Safety Report published by The Joint Commission (TJC), during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers have reported seein...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Assisted Living,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient,
  • Hospice,
  • Rural Health Clinics

As StayAlert! reported last week, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Care Staff Vaccinatio...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

As StayAlert! reviewed yesterday, the United States Supreme Court has recognized CMS’ authority to set a consistent COVID-19 vaccination standar...

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

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for large employers but has allowed the vaccine mandate for health care wo...

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  • Miscellaneous
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced revisions to Standard RI.01.02.01, EP 1 in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' ...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
01/12/2022

The following is a listing is recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc Recalls WIRION Emboli...

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

As StayAlert! previously reported, on August 18, 2021, DNV announced that their NIAHO annual surveys would remain remote through the end of 2021. ...

Sources:
  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (DNV)
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for managing healthcare personnel (HCP) with SARS-CoV-2 infection or exposure to SA...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
01/06/2022

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Medtronic Recalls Synergy Cranial and ...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently sent a letter to health care professionals about the uptick in cyberattacks over the h...

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

The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant has quickly become the dominant variant of concern in the United States and is present in all 50 st...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to: Expan...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
Happy New Year
12/31/2021

  The MCN Healthcare StayAlert! Team wishes you a Happy New Year!  ...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

On November 5, 2021, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule with comment period (IFC), “Medicare and M...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/29/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Padagis Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall ...

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