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The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced that effective July 1, 2020, the role of the Life Safety Code surveyor in hospital on-site survey events is b...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care
FDA Updates
07/02/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Saniderm Products Voluntarily Issues Regional (Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey) ...

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

Below is a selection of additions and updates to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for the month of June.  Most audits and stud...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals,
  • Clinical Lab

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, has ...

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

The Joint Commission is announcing that, effective January 2, 2021, the accreditation agency will include their definition for “fall events&rdqu...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their guidance to reflect current understanding and ongoing pandemic response ne...

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

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking comment on th...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/22/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: FDA COVID-19 Response At A Glance Summary Children's Robitussin Hon...

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

The Joint Commission recently announced the resumption of limited surveys, beginning this month. TJC is now clarifying that “…the scoring...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to communicate important information about the detection of Cip...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
06/17/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA activities and updates. FDA Takes Step to Facilitate Diagnostic Test Availability for Asymptomatic Test...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance describing the landscape of telehealth services and providing consid...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/16/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA activities and updates: Ovation iX Abdominal Stent Graft Systems by Endologix: Class I Recall - Due to ...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
06/15/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA activities and updates: FDA Warns of Newly Discovered Potential Drug Interaction That May Reduce Effect...

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