Advisory

Feb 7, 2020
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in June 2019 released several new and revised pharmacy compounding standards. Specifically, USP published the final revised version of general chapter (Pharmaceutical Compounding of Sterile Preparations) to accompany the previous released general chapter (…
Jan 29, 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is required to count the nation’s population every 10 years. In February, Census Bureau workers will contact health care facilities to ensure that certain people living in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and psychiatric hospital or psychiatric units for long-…
Jan 24, 2020
Recent press reports have highlighted concerns from various health care stakeholders regarding the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s proposed rule (released in March 2019), which would implement the “information blocking”…
Jan 23, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring, and collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO), on an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
Jan 22, 2020
Cardinal Health Jan. 21 notified customers of an urgent medical device recall related to specific production lots of single-sterile and bulk non-sterile Cardinal Non-Reinforced Surgical Gowns, Cardinal Fabric-Reinforced Surgical Gowns and RoyalSilk Non-Reinforced Surgical Gowns.
Jan 17, 2020
Cardinal Health has notified customers of an urgent medical device recall related to specific production lots of single-sterile and bulk non-sterile Cardinal Non-Reinforced Surgical Gowns, Cardinal Fabric-Reinforced Surgical Gowns and RoyalSilk Non-Reinforced Surgical Gowns. View AHA and other…
Jan 15, 2020
At Issue: As part of the January refresh of Hospital Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to update its hospital overall star ratings. The release of these data could generate interest from the media. CMS also has announced its intention to propose significant…
Dec 9, 2019
On Nov. 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a comprehensive proposed rule that would significantly change hospital supplemental payments and state Medicaid program financing, as well as enable greater oversight by the agency of these aspects of the program.
Dec 3, 2019
The Administration recently released a final rule requiring hospitals to disclose payer-specific negotiated rates. Specifically, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule will require hospitals to post a list of five types of standard charges – now defined as gross charges…
Nov 21, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 1 issued a final rule updating physician fee schedule (PFS) payments for calendar year (CY) 2020. The rule also includes several policies implementing year four of the quality payment program (QPP) created by the Medicare Access and CHIP…