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MS Hospital Assoc. - Issue #130


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September 6 · Issue #130 · View online
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Oschner to take over Hancock Co. Medical Center
4 new West Nile Virus cases reported in Mississippi
UM Cancer Institute Researchers Receive International Recognition
CON Weekly Report for August 18th and 25th, 2017 and September 1, 2017
Public and Legal Notices 2017 - Mississippi State Department of Health
Seats Still Available: MS Marketplace Pre-Enrollment Meeting
Pence swears in new surgeon general
NQF Unveils Quality Measurement Framework Plan for Telehealth
How HIPAA Regulations Apply to Key Patient Data Access Situations
Tips & Tools: Questions Are The Answer
CMS to issue guidance before implementing ligature risk requirements
In a statement sent to accrediting organizations recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will develop guidance regarding the definition of what constitutes a ligature risk and other safety risks involved in the care of patients with suicidal ideation. CMS typically requires condition-level deficiencies to be corrected in 60 days. “[W]e have found that while our accredited organizations are committed to correcting ligature and self-harm risks, correcting these issues may require additional time and resources to achieve full compliance,” The Joint Commission said. “After much collaboration with CMS, we are pleased that CMS has agreed to develop guidance in the area of ligature risk.” CMS expects to develop the guidance in the next six months. In the interim, the agency affirmed that The Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations may use their judgment in identifying ligature and safety risk deficiencies; the level of severity for those deficiencies; and the approval of the facility’s corrective action and mitigation plans.
Health IT
Telehealth Licensure Compact For Nurses To Go Live in January
340B Recertification Delayed
HRSA to Host 340B Webinar Sept. 13
Major doctors group: Ending DACA would make doctor shortages worse
More than half of rural counties don’t have a hospital where women can give birth
Another Thing Disappearing From Rural America: Maternal Health Care
Trump wants one last Senate push on Obamacare repeal
Senate panel begins bipartisan hearings to try to improve Affordable Care Act
Senate’s Obamacare fixes would build on heavy lifting by states
Groups press senators for two years of ObamaCare subsidy funding
Dems to try adding ObamaCare outreach funds to bipartisan fix
MacArthur: Agreement reached with House Freedom Caucus chair on health plan
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