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Executive Summary Today’s healthcare environment is rapidly changing. Hospitals and healthcare systems are being bombarded by myriad challenges, including the fluctuating economy, cuts in Medicare reimbursements, and new procedural, financial, and reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All of these factors are pressuring healthcare organizations to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes without sacrificing the quality of care.
An overview of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Download Now
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) UDI system is being phased in over several years. The first sunrise date (certain Class III devices) occurred 09/24/14. Recognizing UDI implementation will take time, healthcare supply chain and risk management professionals should be aware of already-implemented changes in the FDA’s adverse event reporting methodology. One of the changes required immediately is the use of the UDI in adverse event reporting.