Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with COVID-19 (updated May 11, 2020)

Attention: Acute Care Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Clinical Laboratory, Ambulatory Surgery Center Please share this with: Accreditation Coordinator Quality Director Medical Director – Laboratory services Administrative Director – Laboratory Laboratory Manager Point of Care Coordinator The CDC has updated Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with COVID-19 Key points: This is…

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Laboratory News Items: SARS-CoV-2 Laboratory Testing Comparison & CLIA-issued Abbott iStat FAQs

Please share this announcement with: Medical Director, Laboratory Services Administrative Director and Managers, Laboratory Services Memo 20-06-CLIA: CMS SARS-CoV-2 Testing Comparison KEY POINTS CMS is committed to taking critical steps to ensure America’s clinical laboratories can respond to the threat of COVID-19. Laboratories need a CLIA certificate to perform SARS-CoV-2 testing. Guidance on the different…

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HFAP offers free webinar for ASCs considering temporary status as a hospital

Under the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS has provided waivers and detailed requirements allowing a Medicare-participating ASC to apply for temporary recognition as a hospital. This free, 15-minute webinar provides an overview of the CMS hospital Conditions of Participation that an ASC must attest to in order to seek this temporary status. The recorded webinar is…

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