CMS RELEASES QSO-20-40-LSC CATEGORICAL WAIVER – CORRUGATED MEDICAL TUBING (COPPER)

Attention: Acute Care Hospitals, Critical access Hospitals, ASCs Please share this announcement with: Facilities managers The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a memo stating it will allow a Categorical Waiver to allow Corrugated Medical Tubing (CMT) meeting the copper standard under NFPA 99, 2018 edition, section 5.1.10 for Category 1; 5.2.10…

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CDC health advisory regarding the detection of Ciprofloxacin-resistant, β-lactamase-producing Neisseria meningitidis

Attention: Clinical Laboratories Please share this announcement with: Medical Director, Laboratory Services Administrative Director and Managers, Laboratory Services On June 18, 2020, the CDC issued an official health advisory regarding the detection of Ciprofloxacin-resistant, β-lactamase-producing Neisseria meningitidis Key Points: Neisseria meningitidis isolates in the United States have been largely susceptible to the antibiotics recommended for…

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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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