On May 13, Gov. Newsom released the May Revision with modifications to the proposed state budget he first presented in January.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made the achievement thresholds and benchmarks for each quality measure in the expanded home health value-based purchasing (HHVBP) Model available on the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) portal.
As geopolitical tensions from the Ukraine-Russia conflict have increased, the threat of health care cyberattacks has increased.
The GE Healthcare production facility for iodinated contrast media in Shanghai experienced an unexpected, temporary shutdown that has created temporary supply pressure for radiographic contrast medium used before X-ray imaging.
On May 13, Gov. Newsom released the May Revision with modifications to the proposed state budget he first presented in January. Tax revenue estimates have surged by $55 billion since the governor’s January budget proposal, creating a discretionary budgetary surplus of $49 billion and allowing the state to make new investments beyond what was proposed […]
“In his revised state budget proposal, Gov. Newsom recommends a variety of important health care investments,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “These include funds for additional COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and contingency staffing; health care workforce development; health information exchange infrastructure; and to address child and youth behavioral health needs.” “CHA […]
As shared previously in CHA News, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent hospitals invoices covering the first four fee-for-service cycles of the 2019-21 Hospital Fee Program in March. The first invoice is due on April 29 and covers July 1, 2019-Sept. 30, 2019. Hospitals will receive the first fee-for-service payment on May 18.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and other national health care organizations urged U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to continue the public health emergency (PHE) until it is clear that the global pandemic has waned.
On April 29, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a Medi-Cal Eligibility Division Information Letter (MEDIL) to provide guidance to counties on the Medi-Cal eligibility of Ukrainian nationals arriving in California.