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Perinatal Safety Resources

In our September blog post, we detailed two new perinatal Provision Of Care standards. In fact, these new standards require an approach similar to suicide prevention. For example, it requires hospitals to select evidence-based tools, procedures, and guidelines to help shape implementation of the new standards. Use these perinatal safety resources to prepare for the changes that will take effect July 2020.

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CMS A-Tags

Throughout 2019, Joint Commission surveyors detailed compliance with CMS expectation by CMS-A-tags. Surveyors already maintained a list of medical record documentation requirements they explored this information on tracers. But as of July 2019, the organizational survey activity guide now contains this list. And, although it is similar to the evidence detailed on tracers, we believe CMS A-tags present an opportunity.

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USP Announced 797 Delay

The October EC News has a nice article on USP Chapter 797. But since its publication, USP announced a delay in the implementation date. Moreover, this includes Chapters 797 sterile compounding, 795 non-sterile compounding, and 825 radiopharmaceuticals.

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