Mar 6th, 2020
The 2019-2020 influenza season is winding down, so now is a good time to start preparing for the 2020-2021 influenza season. Let’s start with a new CPT® code for the flu vaccine. Flu Activity Report The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that viral activity is decreasing in the United States. According to ...
Mar 5th, 2020
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State surveyors will focus on infection control procedures at healthcare facilities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a call to action, March 4, to remind healthcare providers nationwide that they are required to maintain infection control procedures. State survey agencies and accrediting organizations will focus their facility inspections – starting with nursing ...
Mar 3rd, 2020
It’s finally time to take that important business trip or long-anticipated vacation. You’ve packed the essentials, planned your itinerary, and made your travel arrangements. But are you completely prepared? Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, don’t forget to plan for your health, too. 5 Tips for Everyday Disease Prevention Before the first leg of ...
Feb 26th, 2020
On Dec. 31, 2019, as many of us here in the U.S. were celebrating New Year’s Eve, a pandemic quietly began in the Chinese province of Hubei. First identified in Wuhan, the provincial capital, coronavirus (more accurately known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV) has spread rapidly in the two ensuing months, resulting in infections, and even ...