New FEMA head promises higher standards
Emergency Management Alert, April 28, 2009
Newly appointed FEMA head Craig Fugate told senators at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday that the agency would be held to “a much higher standard of success,” according to the Miami Herald.
FEMA was criticized for its performance during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but Fugate told senators that having a standard that is “better than Katrina” is not viable, and he plans to hold the agency to a much higher level of success. Fugate said building readiness at a local, state and federal level would involve using citizens as a resource.
Senators at the confirmation were pleased with Fugate’s disaster experience and background. Fugate was appointed as Florida’s emergency management director in 2001 and coordinated response to back-to-back hurricanes in Florida.
- Complications from immobility by body system
- OB services: Coding inside and outside of the package
- Differentiate between types of wound debridement
- What does case-mix index mean to you?
- Don’t forget the three checks in medication administration
- Note similarities and differences between HCPCS, CPT® codes
- Pneumonia with a negative chest x-ray: Clinical diagnoses, physician documentation, and coding guidelines
- ICD-10 tip: Coding for infectious and parasitic diseases
- ICD-10-CM coma, stroke codes require more specific documentation
- Initiative launched to prevent physician, medical trainee suicides
- Stress Management
- Q/A: Coding for blood glucose checks
- How surviving a disaster changes the disaster plan
- HCPro's White Papers on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®: Collecting evidence for the written documentation
- Gap analysis: Three big issues
- Fetal non-stress tests represent important part of maternal and fetal health
- Don't let improper discharge disposition codes fly under the radar at your facility
- Coding, billing, and documentation tips for teaching physicians, interns, residents, and students
- Code arthroscopic knee procedures using G0289
- CMS launches new online tool to make Quality Payment Program easier for clinicians