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CalAIM: Enhanced Care Management


The CHA case manager committee identified a need — case managers needed additional training opportunities as well as ongoing support.  And case management leaders needed training tools that were accessible, cost-effective, and which could be customized to meet the unique needs of each individual and hospital.

CMS Updates for the Week of April 5

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​ Hospital Quality Reporting User Experience Feedback Sessions  CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care Open Door Forum — April 15, 11 a.m.-noon (PT)  Dial: (888) 455-1397; Conference Passcode: 8604468  PEPPERs for LTCHs, CAHs, IRFs, IPFs, Hospices, & SNFs  Hospice Aide Services: Enhancing RN […]

Learn about OSHPD Supplier Diversity Requirements During CHA Webinar

On April 22 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on how to comply with the new Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) supplier diversity regulations. The statutes require hospitals to report on their minority, women, LGBT, and disabled-veteran business enterprise procurement efforts by July 1. 

Medi-Cal SNF Rates Updated

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has updated Medi-Cal rates for hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs). Rates for the 2020-21 rate year, which began Aug. 1, were implemented for dates of service effective March 22.   DHCS has informed CHA that retroactive adjustments to the beginning of the rate will be made in early June. Additional information is available […]

FEMA Announces Additional Reopening Funding

On April 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the availability of additional funding to reimburse qualifying costs related to safely reopening and operating certain eligible entities (including private nonprofit medical facilities).   Items eligible for reimbursement include certain personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfection, COVID-19 diagnostic testing, screening and temperature scanning, and temporary physical barriers for social distancing. The interim policy includes 100% federal […]