On May 6, the CDC updated its COVID-19 infection control and prevention guidelines, which address several key issues, including universal masking and COVID-19 testing before nursing home admissions. The CDC guidelines state that facilities should use risk assessments and local metrics to drive masking policies. While county-level data on hospital admissions will remain available, the community transmission rate no longer will be calculated after the end of the PHE. AHA published a Special Bulletin with additional details.
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In This Issue
CDC Updates COVID-19 Infection Control Guidelines
CBO Releases April Budget Review, Long-Term Health Care Spending Projections
CMS Adds dQM Resources To eCQI Resource Center
Champions of Care Winner: Health Care Worker
Mendy is an incredible human with a GIANT heart. She gives more than 100% to everything that she does, keeping us all engaged, compliant and inspired to always do and give our best. Last year, Mendy was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was quite a shock at her young age. In this process, Mendy has had to go through extensive surgery, along with chemotherapy and radiation. I honestly don’t know how she’s done it, but through it all, she has remained full of strength and courage, and has CONTINUED to lead, support and guide our hospital without missing a beat!
Even on the days that she was too weak or too sick to physically be onsite, she worked diligently to develop and implement coverage plans, ensuring that everyone who stepped in during her moments of absence was completely prepared and set up for success. Her drive and dedication to the patients we serve and the hospital heroes that deliver those services are astonishing! She inspires us all to greatness!
More than 90 individuals and teams were nominated by their peers for going above and beyond to care for the communities they serve every day. Champions of Care winners, as well as all who were nominated, are featured on MHA’s website in stories submitted by their peers.
Before You Go
ATTEND: SUNRx is hosting a webinar, “340B Regulatory Brief,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. Amanda Nagrotsky, Senior Legal Counsel at 340B Health, will share insights on the current regulatory environment of the 340B pharmacy program.