Sarah Touy

Understanding the New CDPH Privacy Breach Regulations

Overview On June 28th, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Medical Breach Regulations that went into effect July 1. The regulations do the following:  Allow hospitals to conduct a HIPAA-like risk assessment and not report breaches if they pose a low probability of compromising medical information Specify the […]

White Bagging — Medication Distribution Payer Changes

How familiar are you with “white bagging?” Maybe you’ve heard of it but aren’t sure what it is or how it affects your facility. Here’s a quick explanation: white bagging means payers reimburse third-party pharmacies, which then distribute the medications to outpatient medical providers, removing your ability to make changes to a patients’ medication. This […]

FFY 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule Updates Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule.  CMS proposes to increase payment rates by approximately 2.8% in fiscal year 2022 compared to FFY 2021 for hospitals paid under the IPPS that successfully participate in the hospital inpatient quality reporting program and are users of meaningful […]

COVID-19: Preparing for Potential Litigation Webinar

According to a January 8, 2021 article on, in 2020, “Top industries facing lawsuits were health care, business services, manufacturing, retail, government and assisted living.” Specialists predict it isn’t a question of if hospitals will experience professional liability and employment claims in California, it is a matter of when. Litigation related to the pandemic […]

COVID-19 Administrative Day Reimbursement for Hospitals Webinar

Originally recorded on December 15, 2020




The Department of Health Care Services will allow public and private hospitals caring for Medi-Cal Fee-for-Service beneficiaries to request COVID-19-related Acute Administrative Day (AAD) reimbursement. This allowance will be retroactive to March 18, 2020, and will extend through the duration of the declared public health emergency.