SPAHQ News & Announcements

Current issues and events concerning healthcare quality—updates and practice changes on both the local and national level including legislative issues and federal/state program changes.

Government Relations Newsletter November 2019

Government Relations Newsletter November 2019

Topics Include: CMS to indicate abuse on Nursing Home Compare;
ECRI Institute PSO Deep Dive: Safe Ambulatory Care; ONC releases new HIPAA security assessment tool; DEA Launches Online Database for Mandatory Reporting of Opioid Abuse

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Government Relations Newsletter October 2019

Government Relations Newsletter October 2019

Topics Include: Value-based payment for Aging Services released by CMS; AHRQ releases 2018 data on access, quality and disparities; The Joint Commission clarifies standards on hand hygiene; OIG releases report on Patient Safety Organizations; American College of Surgeons Strong for Surgery Program Results; The Joint Commission releases National Patient Safety Goals for 2020; and more…

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Government Relations Newsletter September 2019

Government Relations Newsletter September 2019

Topics Include: MS to use new survey validation process; CDC flu vaccine recommendations for 2019-2020; CDC report on increased pulmonary illness in vaping; Interesting new CMS risk due to workplace violence; Joint Commission also focusing on suicide risk; and more…

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Government Relations Newsletter August 2019

Government Relations Newsletter August 2019

Topics Include: CMS to Implement Price Transparency; CMS final rule addresses antibiotic resistant; AAP issues first policy on racism’s impact on child health and how to address it | AAP News | AAP Gateway; AHRQ publishes Health Literacy Quality Improvement Measures; and more…

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Government Relations July 2019

Government Relations July 2019

Topics Include: New antimicrobial stewardship guidelines for ambulatory settings; ONC study finds only 30% of patients access their online medical records; OCR Guidance on use of PHI for care coordination; Non Operating Room Anesthesia; Preparing for the Joint Commission Life Safety survey; and more..

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