Mar 4, 2020
Congressional leaders today reached a deal on an $8.3 billion spending package to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The House passed the bill this afternoon, and the Senate is expected to take it up soon. Select highlights of the package follow.
Mar 4, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Feb. 24 began implementing new standards for immigration public charge decisions. When making certain immigration determinations, the government considers whether someone can support themselves financially or if they are at risk for becoming a “public…
Mar 3, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a number of updated resources and interim guidance documents for hospitals and health systems to prepare for and respond to the possibility of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in their community.
Feb 20, 2020
The AHA, Feb. 21, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET will host a webinar featuring Rebecca Bartles, executive director of system infection prevention at Providence St. Joseph Health in Washington state, which was the first health care organization to care for a patient in the U.S. with COVID-19. Bartles will…
Feb 18, 2020
At Issue: 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. The new coronavirus (COVID-19), to date, has resulted in…
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.