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Early action advised to achieve better OAS CAHPS responses

Mandatory implementation of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Survey (OAS CAHPS) originally scheduled for 2018 has been delayed, but that does not mean it should be ignored, say ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leaders. The earliest projected date when the survey could become mandatory…

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By: Janet M. Boivin, BSN, BSJ, RN
October 18, 2018
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Joint Commission seeking comments on ePBM performance measures

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 17 announced that it is seeking public comment on three draft electronic Patient Blood Management (ePBM) performance measures: PBM-01 Preoperative Anemia Screening  PBM-03 Preoperative Blood Type Testing and Antibody Screening  PBM-04 Initial Transfusion Threshold. The Joint Commission is looking at options for using…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 17, 2018
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FDA, DHS increase coordination for medical device cybersecurity

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 16 announced that as part of the Administration’s efforts to strengthen cybersecurity in healthcare, the FDA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have agreed to greater coordination and cooperation for addressing cybersecurity in medical devices. Under the agreement, DHS will…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 17, 2018
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Joint Commission announces new CV certification with AHA

Editor's Note The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association (AHA) will offer a single cardiovascular (CV) certification program for hospitals beginning January 1, 2019, the Joint Commission announced on October 10. The single certification is designed to enhance CV patient care and improve outcomes and quality of life. It…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 15, 2018
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CDC reports progress in lowering HAIs

Editor's Note The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on October 11 released as report showing progress by hospitals in reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The report shows hospitals reduced: abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infections (SSIs) by 13% central line-associated bloodstream infections by 11% Clostridium difficile infections by 8% catheter-associated…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 15, 2018
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CMS: 1,299 providers join new bundled payment initiative

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on October 9 announced that 1,299 healthcare providers are participating in its new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement−Advanced model, which began October 1 and will continue until December 31, 2023. The program includes 32 bundled clinical episodes (29 inpatient, 3…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 11, 2018
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Joint Commission deletes PI standard for ASCs

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced October 10 that accredited, deemed-status ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) will no longer be required to collect data on medical necessity and appropriateness of procedures (PI.01.01.01, EP 21), effective July 1, 2019. The Joint Commission developed the performance improvement (PI) standard to align with the…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 11, 2018
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SASM issues guideline on intraop management of adults with OSA

Editor's Note The Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) has issued a new guideline on Intraoperative Management of Adult Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Specific aims of the guideline are to: evaluate considerations of difficult airway management in patients with OSA assess the impact of anesthesia-related drugs and…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 9, 2018
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Joint Commission: 2019 ORYX updates now available

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 3 announced that key updates are now available for its 2019 ORYX performance measurement program reporting requirements. The Joint Commission continues to align its performance measure reporting requirements with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which published its 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 8, 2018
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Joint Commission: Center announces project to reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries

Editor's Note The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is collaborating with the Johns Hopkins, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospitals to identify root causes of and solutions for reducing rates of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and injuries. Following completion of the “Reducing hospital-acquired pressure injuries” project in…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 4, 2018
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