On September 15, 2020, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) National Steering Committee for Patient Safety released a new national action plan to advance patient safety. Entitled Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety, the report provides clear direction that health care leaders, delivery organizations, and associations can use to make significant advances toward safer care and reduced harm across the continuum of care.
On July 6, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1732-P) to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2021.
December 6-12, 2020, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2005, the week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.
On August 20, 2020, the National Academy of Medicine hosted a webinar on Nursing’s Role in Health Equity, Public Health Emergencies, and COVID-19 – Critical Issues for The Future of Nursing 2020-2030.
On August 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled the latest edition of Healthy People. Healthy People 2030 sets science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving health and well-being in the United States.