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CMS New Fact Sheet on Accrediting Organizations

On February 8, 2024 CMS published a new Fact Sheet, focused on their efforts to Strengthen their Oversight ...
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New TJC Standards: Behavioral Health, Emergency & Infection Control

The Joint Commission has just released new and revised standards for Behavioral Health (workplace violence), Emergency Management, and ...
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Chloroprep – Dry Times

Chloroprep is commonly used every day in Operating Rooms around the country.  Please note that the manufacturer's instructions ...
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Follow Updated Guidelines for Safe Olympus Bronchoscope Use

Organizations who perform bronchoscopy using Olympus brand bronchofiberscopes and bronchovideoscopes are advised to review this product's corrective action.  ...
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2024 Edition of NFPA 99 Tightens Control of Surgical Smoke Risks

The 2024 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 99, Health Care Facilities Code, is introducing new ...
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Did Your Workplace Violence Assessment Identify All Risks?

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Workplace Violence Program requirements, organizations are reminded to ensure they ...
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TJC Revises Definition of Suicide for Sentinel Event Policy

The Joint Commission has released notice that (effective January 1, 2024) the current definition of suicide will be ...
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Providers Face Higher CMS Enrollment Costs in 2024

CMS recently shared within their MLN Connects communication that effective January 1, 2024 the application fee will rise ...
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CMS Revises Form 855A

CMS announced on November 22, 2023 that an updated version of Form 855-A is now available.  The updated ...
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