What are CDC recommendations for preconception counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika Virus?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has interim guidance for pre-pregnancy...
According to ACA Section 1557 organizations will be required to post notices of nondiscrimination as of October 17, 2016. Can you provide more information about this?
Section 1557 of the Affordable...
What is Advance Care Planning and does Medicare pay for it?
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a face-to-face discussion between a physician or other qualified health professional and a patient/family member/surrogate...
We are a Primary Care Medical Home accredited by the Joint Commission. Do the standards address who should be on the interdisciplinary team?
Joint Commission Provision of Care, Treatment and Services...
Is there a CMS regulation that requires a critical access hospital’s patient care policies and procedures to be approved by the governing body?
Yes, the Governing Body of a Critical Access Hospital or...
Are Joint Commission accredited hospitals required to have antimicrobial stewardship programs?
Yes. Under the new Medication Management standard MM.09.01.01, hospitals are required to have an antimicrobial stewardship program. This standard is...
Is there a process for requesting access to an investigational drug outside of a clinical trial?
Yes. The US Food and Drug Administration has a process for expanded access. Expanded access...
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHA) recently issued a final rule to reduce health care disparities. Can you provide a brief summary of this final rule?
The Department of...