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CMS Removes COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule withdrawing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. They include but are not limited to hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities.   

CHA Supports Publication of Opinion in Employee Termination Case

The California Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion in Hodges v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that was originally designated as “not to be published” (meaning it could not be cited as precedent in other cases). However, CHA believed that it could provide a helpful precedent for other hospitals and submitted a letter brief requesting that […]

CHA Issues Draft Comments on FFY 2024 IRF, SNF, and IPF PPS Proposed Rules

CHA has issued members-only draft comments on the federal fiscal year 2024 inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS), skilled-nursing facility (SNF) PPS, and inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) PPS proposed rules. CHA encourages members to use the drafts as a template to submit their own comment letters.  

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period 5 Opens July 1

CHA is reminding members that Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting period 5 opens on July 1, 2023. This reporting period covers funds received Jan. 1 through June 30, 2022. PRF recipients have until June 30, 2023, to use any funds received during this time frame to offset expenses or lost revenue related to COVID-19.   

2023 Behavioral Health Care Symposium

Did you see we will be in Sacramento this year? Bringing California’s hospital leaders, policy makers, and experts on behavioral health together, the symposium will dive into the public policies, politics, and financial issues shaping behavioral health care in our state.   Please save this date on your department calendar and in your personal calendar. Share […]

Transforming to Age-Friendly Health Care

Join us to hear from West Health, a leader in the development of health care delivery models that improve care and access while reducing costs for our fast-growing, diverse population of seniors. Presenters will share proven research, effective organizational and community collaborations, and strategies for financial sustainability for implementing age-friendly care throughout the health care system.