Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Angie Szumlinski Studies

Per an article published in JAMA Network, adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes had better outcomes using continuous glucose monitoring versus blood glucose meter monitoring. The trend in geriatric care has been to step away from using sliding scale insulin, opting for long-acting insulins such as Lantus instead. This recent study indicates that continuous monitoring using a medical device …

OHCA Webinar Today: Preparing for Inspection Under OSHA’s New Emergency Temporary Standard

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• ASSISTED LIVING • HOME CARE • HOSPICE • ID/DD  • SKILLED NURSING • Preparing for Inspection Under OSHA’s New Emergency Temporary Standard Date: July 22, 2021 – Live Webinar | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST No registration required – log in tomorrow using one of the following: •            Zoom link •            You also may call in using 646-558-8656,,85727893111#,,,,*2021#, …

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Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists

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On July 19, 2021 Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services renewed that a public health emergency exists and has existed since January 27, 2020, as a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Read the full renewal here: https://www.phe.gov/emergency/news/healthactions/phe/Pages/COVID-19July2021.aspx

eNoses Ingenious!

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Rapid diagnosis is key to curtailing the COVID-19 pandemic. One path to such rapid diagnosis may rely on identifying volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the infected body, or in other words, identifying the smell of the infection. Consistent with this rationale, dogs can use their nose to identify COVID-19 patients. Given the scale of the pandemic, however, animal deployment …

HHS Announces $103 Million from American Rescue Plan to Strengthen Resiliency and Address Burnout in the Health Workforce

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding over a three-year period to reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health workforce. These investments, which take into particular consideration the needs of rural and medically underserved communities, …

Documentation and CERT Program

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CMS has a video on the Importance of Proper Documentation for providers. The video is intended to help providers and physicians understand the need and importance of medical record documentation to support the services billed. Learn about what the CERT program has identified as leading documentation errors, and what providers and physicians can do to more thoroughly document the patient’s …

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Three Individuals Facing Federal Charges for Participating in a Healthcare Fraud Scheme to Sell Fraudulent Nursing Degrees

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A criminal complaint has been filed charging Patrick Nwaokwu, age 50, of Laurel, Maryland; Musa Bangura, age 62, of Manassas, Virginia; and Johanah Napoleon, age 45, of Wellington, Florida with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, conspiracy to commit false statements relating to health care matters, and false statements to health care matters, in connection with a scheme to produce …

Legionnaires Disease

Legionnaires’ Disease Fact Sheet from the CDC

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Legionnaires’ (LEE-juh-nares) disease is a very serious type ofpneumonia (lung infection) caused by bacteria called Legionella. Ifyou develop pneumonia symptoms and may have been exposed toLegionella, see a doctor right away. Be sure to mention if you haveused a hot tub, spent any nights away from home, or stayed in ahospital in the last two weeks

Surgeon General’s Advisory Warns About the Urgent Threat of Health Misinformation

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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is issuing the first Surgeon General’s Advisory of this Administration to warn the American public about the urgent threat of health misinformation. Health misinformation, including disinformation, have threatened the U.S. response to COVID-19 and continue to prevent Americans from getting vaccinated, prolonging the pandemic and putting lives at risk, and the advisory encourages technology …