Revised ACOG Committee Opinion on postpartum care for mothers includes recommendation of initial assessment within three weeks following delivery (instead of six) and adds a comprehensive evaluation within 12 weeks.
Infection transmission in healthcare facilities is strongly associated with poor hand hygiene. Starting this year, CMS surveyors will issue citations when they observe any ambulatory surgery center employee failing to follow proper hand hygiene protocol.
New York State requires all narcotic prescribers to attend three hours of continuing medical education (CME) that address specifically designated aspects of prescribing controlled substances. These CMEs must be completed prior to July 1, 2017.
Effective January 18, 2017, the FDA has banned the use of powdered gloves in healthcare. MLMIC recommends that all insureds protect their patients and ensure their practices are in compliance.