HFAP Launches Advanced Wound Care Certification

Program Underscores the Importance of Specialized Therapies in Treatment of Chronic Wounds (Chicago) November 7, 2018 – HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program founded in 1945, is launching an Advanced Wound Care Certification program, enabling wound care centers to showcase their specialty services to patients and payers. Wound care programs can be found in a…

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Performance Specification Verification of Assays Authorized Under Emergency Use (EUA) QSO 18-19-CLIA

Clarification of the Operation of Multiple Laboratories at the Same Location and the Discontinued Use of the Term “Shared Laboratory” QSO-18-20-CLIA Attention: Clinical Laboratories, Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals Please share this announcement with the following: Medical Director, Laboratory Services Administrative Director and Managers, Laboratory Services On July 20, 2018, the CMS/CLIA issued two memos…

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Food and Drug Administration Categorization Notification

Food and Drug Administration Categorization Notification for McKesson Consult Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Test Attention:  Clinical Laboratories, Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals Please share this announcement with the following: Medical Director, Laboratory Services Administrative Director and Managers, Laboratory Services On May 4, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration published notice for “McKesson Consult Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood…

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HFAP Acute Care Manual 2018 v2 Prepublication

New and Revised Standards CMS recently published new requirements for acute care hospitals for the following: Ligature risks (CMS S&C Memo 18-06) Reducing risks of Legionella (CMS S&C Memo 17-30) Texting (CMS QSO 18-10) HFAP has developed several standards to address these changes and we are providing this update as “pre-publication” information to encourage our…

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