The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced the availability of web-based training on conducting a standardized cognitive assessment and the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) for inpatient rehabilitation facility providers. The training includes interactive exercises to test knowledge related to the assessment and coding of the BIMS.
Established in 2003 and observed each April, National Donate Life Month is a time designed to draw attention to organ donation and motivate individuals to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.
Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and the addition of vaccination fields to the COVID-19 tracker, hospitals have asked for additional clarifications on reporting COVID-19 data. To provide this clarification, CHA worked with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to update its data reporting guidance and other supporting documents.
The Health Resources and Services Administration will host a webinar on April 13 at 11 a.m. (PT) on the COVID-19 Uninsured Program, which reimburses providers for testing, treating, and administering COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured individuals. More information is available in a frequently asked questions document.
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.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed rule updating the skilled-nursing facility (SNF) 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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 proposed rule for hospice payment rates. The provisions in the proposed rule, if finalized, would be effective Oct. 1, 2021.
President Trump has released his fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget proposal. The annual budget, which is a political blueprint rather than a legislative proposal, serves as a messaging document for the President and his party.
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 […]