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December 1, 2009

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FEATURED NEWS
 
Alert your Medicare patients: Flu vaccines are covered

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
 
CDC reports slight decrease in U.S. flu activity
New perinatal care performance measures
Revised breast cancer screening guidelines
Help for student loan repayment
Improper Medicare payment rates toughen up
FDA: Serious complications associated with NPWT

Alert your Medicare patients: Flu vaccines are covered
  Display this poster from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help inform patients that Medicare covers both the seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines. More
 
CDC reports slight decrease in U.S. flu activity
  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported widespread flu activity in 43 states, down from 46. More
   
New perinatal care performance measures
  The new Joint Commission optional perinatal care measure set will replace the measure set for pregnancy and related conditions beginning with April 1, 2010 discharges. More
   
Revised breast cancer screening guidelines
  Women age 50 to 74 should receive a screening mammogram every 2 years, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. More
   
Help for student loan repayment
  To help health professions faculty repay their student loans, the Resources and Services Administration has awarded $1.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. More
 
Improper Medicare payment rates toughen up
  The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a 7.8% improper payment rate for Medicare fee-for-service payments in 2009, up from 3.6% in 2008. More  
     
FDA: Serious complications associated with NPWT
 
  The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert about rare but serious complications associated with negative pressure wound therapy systems. More

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Coming in Nursing Management's December issue
  • CE: Innovative integration of the virtual ICU in long-term care
  • 2010 Guide to Patient Safety Technology

 

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