Now that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar has again renewed the official declaration of a public health emergency (PHE) related to the 2019 novel coronavirus, hospitals and other providers can continue to take advantage of CMS blanket 1135 waivers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network COVID-19 module will no longer be an option for daily reporting, effective July 15, the Department of Health and Human Services announced.
Remember to keep checking for a new Survey Activity Guide (SAG) from The Joint Commission (TJC), which is promised for July and will include new information on surveys as they slowly resume in areas with a slowed rate in COVID-19 cases.
As of 2019, just over 27% of hospitals had telestroke capacity, according to the study. Over a third of hospitals with telestroke capacity by 2017 were larger health systems, while nearly 15% were smaller...