CDC Laboratory Update: Information about Emergency Use Authorization for RT-PCR Assay

On February 6, 2020, the CDC released a Laboratory Update. Key Points: In response to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency on January 31, 2020. The CDC has developed a new laboratory test kit called the CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic…

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HFAP Approved for Accreditation of Outpatient Surgical Settings in California

Outpatient surgery settings can continue to choose HFAP or state licensing inspections

(Chicago) January 21, 2020 – HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program founded in 1945, has received renewed approval from the Medical Board of California to survey and accredit outpatient surgery settings in the Golden State. California defines “outpatient surgery setting” broadly to include those organizations that provide anesthesia that may place a patient at risk for loss of life-preserving reflexes. Any outpatient surgery setting in the state must be accredited if it is not a Medicare certified ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Organizations can choose HFAP accreditation to meet the requirements of California Health and Safety Code section 1248.

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2020 Acute Care Manual

Prepublication Notice HFAP has submitted revisions to the 2018v2 Acute Care Hospital manual to CMS for approval. The revisions are to comply with the QSO 20-07 Burden Reduction Final Rules published on September 30, 2019. These changes are tentatively projected to become effective for surveys on or after May 4, 2020. When an effective date is set, we…

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2020v2 CAH Manual

Prepublication Notice HFAP has submitted revisions to the 2020 Critical Access Hospital manual to CMS for approval. The revisions are to comply with the QSO 20-07 Burden Reduction Final Rules published on September 30, 2019. These changes are tentatively projected to become effective for surveys on or after May 4, 2020. When an effective date is set, we…

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