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.
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 […]
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.
As part of its Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Learning Community, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) will host a free webinar from noon to 1 p.m. (PT) on April 15 on childbirth-related post traumatic stress disorder.
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 […]
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 […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its fiscal year (FY) 2022 inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule. Comments on the proposed rule are due by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 7.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rule updating the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2022. Comments on the proposed rule are due by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 7.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released revised proposed regulations on adverse events reporting on March 23 for a 15-day public comment period. On April 6, CHA submitted its comment letter. This reiterates CHA’s previous comments where clarification was still needed, namely:
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has begun a 30-day public comment period for the California Advancing & Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Section 1115 demonstration (or waiver). It began on April 6 and will end on May 6. The public comment materials can be found on the CalAIM 1115 Demonstration & 1915(b) Waiver web page. […]