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Rural Healthcare Quality – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Sep 3, 2021 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces the renewal of the National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee charter. The Committee advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on a range of issues related to mammography including determining whether there exists a shortage of mammography facilities in rural and health professional shortage areas and determining the effects of personnel on access to the services of such facilities in such areas. The charter is effective for a 2-year period until July 7, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 3, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold two virtual public meetings of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB). The PACCARB advises and provides information and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS regarding programs and policies intended to reduce or combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria that may present a public health threat. The confirmed times and agenda will be published on the PACCARB website. Pre-registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 27, 2021 - The National Quality Forum 2020 Annual Activities Report to Congress and the Secretary, and the Secretary's comments on the report, are published by the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) in the Federal Register in accordance with the Social Security Act. The report includes summaries of the National Quality Forum's work on developing rural quality measures and addressing rural measurement challenges.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 22, 2021 - Notice from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) extending the comment period on the proposed information collection titled "The AHRQ Safety Program for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention." This project will assist hospital units and long-term care facilities in adopting and implementing technical approaches to reduce MRSA infections. Comments are due by August 23, 2021.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 9/3/2021