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IRF Patient Assessment Training Available

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.  

CHA Updates COVID-19 Data Reporting Guidance

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.  

HRSA to Host April 13 Webinar on COVID-19 Uninsured Program

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. 

Reminder: CHFFA Survey Seeking Input from 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. 

Medi-Cal SNF Rates Updated

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 […]