The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will immediately resume hospital survey activities for all complaints. Previously, CMS was operating under guidance — which expired March 22 — limiting surveys to Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) complaints. Effective March 23, survey activity resumed in accordance with non-long-term care guidance issued on August 17. In the updated guidance, CMS details the following:
Determining the most appropriate disaster response needed during and after a catastrophic event is critical. The pandemic demonstrated the incredible capabilities of our health care system, but it also drained significant resources from hospitals and providers. We must re-focus our health care dollars on the services that are essential during and after a disaster. The […]
As a patient or loved one, you want incredible care providers like Dr. Mouhib Naddour on your team.
What initially seemed like normal flu symptoms for Gabby Manoz quickly turned into something much more serious.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has launched a People Matter, Words Matter downloadable poster series to help combat behavioral health stigma in health care settings. The poster series is designed to encourage providers to adopt respectful, patient-centered language. The first poster encourages the use of people-first language, which primarily acknowledges the person rather than the illness or disability. The […]
The California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) has convened a COVID-19 Task Force comprised of health facility association representatives as well as financing team members (including bond counsels, underwriters, and financial advisors) who have worked on previous CHFFA debt financings.
CHA reminds members that 2020 data for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program must be submitted by Thursday, April 1 at 8:59 a.m. (PT). Program participants are required to register and attest through the QualityNet Secure Portal.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has established a trust and safety team to help ensure the public has accurate and timely information about COVID-19 vaccination. The department asks that anyone who sees or hears of any vaccine-related rumors across social media or in their communities share them with the trust and safety team […]
Five hospitals across Los Angeles County, along with the support of several health care partners, are working to change health outcomes for Black moms and babies.