Brianna Nathan

CMS Resumes Hospital Survey Activities

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: 

AHA Poster Series Designed to Combat Behavioral Health Stigma

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 […]

CHFFA Issues Survey for Eligible Hospitals

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. 

CDPH Team Monitoring Vaccine Misinformation

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 […]

CEO Message: Two Big Wins for California Hospitals

In a year like no other, it’s safe to say the victories have been few and far between. But today, California’s hospitals got two big wins in Congress.   First, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1868 as amended, which will continue to delay the implementation of the 2% Medicare sequester until the end of the 2021 […]