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According to newly released data from The Joint Commission (TJC), patient falls have tied for the most often reported Sentinel Event in 2018, with 111 sentinel ...
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released updates to their Work Plan. In 2017, OIG transition from a yearly to a monthly Work Plan with the goal ...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have collaborated on the development of a ...
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking feedback on a proposed rule addressing Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 ...
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated guidance for surveyors on Immediate Jeopardy (IJ), situations in which a recipient of ...
Since 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has seen a reduction of 38.9 percent in long stay nursing home residents who were receiving ...
Due to the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ...
NIAHO® Accreditation Requirements, Interpretive Guidelines and Surveyor Guidance, Revision 18-2, was submitted to CMS for approval in June 2018.
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule, finalized on September 16, 2016, outlines requirements for all ...
Nursing Facility Staffing: Reported Levels and CMS Oversight Staffing levels in nursing facilities can impact residents' quality of care. Nursing facilities that ...
CMS deliberately excludes these letters to avoid confusion when differentiating some letters and numbers (eg, between “0” and “O”). The MLN Matters article, ...
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated information on the 2019 Measles outbreak. From January 1 to February 7, 2019, 101 ...
The rules, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), ...
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory regarding a third case of Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 ...
But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is clear in their guidance – taking and posting unauthorized photos of nursing home residents is a ...
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ASPER TRACIE Hospital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Planning Tool is designed to help ...
On January 1, 2018, CMS began paying for lab tests under the new system mandated by PAMA. PAMA requires OIG to publicly release an annual analysis of ...
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published their first estimates for the 2018-2019 flu season. According to the CDC, so far this ...
The Joint Commission recently released a new Frequently Asked Question clarifying their position on the use of breakaway tags on emergency medication carts.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched an app to help vaccination providers quickly and easily determine which ...
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) has extended the designation of the national nursing shortage as an extraordinary circumstance for ...
NIAHO Revision 18-2 includes several CMS-approved requirements including, but not limited to: * Clarification of the definition of Hospital to correspond with 42 ...
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on accreditation organizations and conflicts of interest. CMS has issued a Request for ...
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights ( OCR) has unveiled a plain language checklist to help first responders provide ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced actions intended to strengthen nursing home oversight and improve transparency in ...
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