Ravenna Legare

CMS Updates for the Week of April 5

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 […]

Updates for the Week of March 29

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​ Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist May 2021 Quarter 4 2020 Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Clinical Data Due May 3 Submission of Calendar Year 2020 Outpatient Web-based Measure Data Due May 17 Medicare Part A Cost Report: Easier File Uploads for e-Filing in […]

CHA Education Events

April 14: Root Cause Analysis Innovation Virtual Summit April 20: COVID-19: Preparing for Potential Litigation Webinar April 22: Supply Chain Diversity – How to Comply with New OSHPD Statutes Webinar April 28: ED Resources – Managing Youth in a Behavioral Health Crisis Webinar The Hospital Quality Institute’s “Care for the Caregiver” webinar is available as […]

The Long Fight for Financial Relief

Late last month, the respected health care financial analyst Kaufman Hall released its latest examination of the condition of hospitals as the nation continues to toil through the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the conclusions is something hospital leaders know all too well. From the report: “As many push for a rapid return to ‘normal,’ hospital and […]

CHA Joins Statewide Coalition Calling for $8 Billion in Broadband Funding to Help Close Digital Divide

CHA has joined a cross-sector coalition of education, health, local government, and economic policy organizations that is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to connect Californians with a one-time, $8 billion investment in high speed 100 Mbps broadband infrastructure and programs. The group issued a press release on Tuesday, reinforcing the need for this investment in broadband […]

April 1 PPE Stockpile Deadline Is Here

Today marks the day that hospitals are required to have a personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile per Labor Code 6403.3. The law is clear that the stockpile must consist of seven identified items of PPE in amounts equal to three months of normal consumption. Among other questions, the definition of normal consumption remains unresolved. While […]