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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a final rule that updates the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (C...

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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Clinical Lab

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated clinical resources on antiviral treatment for influenza. Clinicians should be...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Rural Emergency Hospitals,
  • Assisted Living,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

On December 21, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would establish appeals processes for certain...

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced new and revised workplace violence prevention requirements for their behavioral health care and human service...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient
FDA Updates
12/28/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA issues guidance to help minimize b...

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

The Joint Commission has announced new and revised requirements for their Emergency Management (EM) chapter that are applicable to their Ambulatory Ca...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Rural Health Clinics
FDA Updates
12/26/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Americaine 20% Benzocaine Topical Anesthetic Spra...

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

The Joint Commission has announced new and revised requirements for their Infection Prevention and Control chapter that are applicable to their Hospit...

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

  Wishing you a joyous holiday season with peace and good health in the New Year! Happy Holidays from MCN Healthcare’s StayAlert! Tea...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/22/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Philips North America LLC Recalls Panorama ...

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

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 99, Health Care Facilities Code has been updated for 2024. While the Centers for Medicare & Medica...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

As StayAlert! reviewed last week, cybersecurity in healthcare is a growing issue that is getting increased focus from regulators. Cyber-attacks in the...

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  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
12/20/2023

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Olympus Recalls Bronchofiberscopes and Bron...

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

Last week StayAlert! reported on the growing incidence of cyberattacks on healthcare organizations and the increasing likelihood that the health care ...

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced next steps in the ongoing work to improve and enhance cybersecurity for health car...

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