The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a listening session on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT) to provide more details on the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP).
On Sept. 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will make available $25.5 billion in additional COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds. To detail the updates to the fund, CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on Sept. 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. (PT).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updated guidance associated with the Aug. 25, 2020, interim final rule with comment period, which established long-term care facility testing requirements for staff and residents.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the ordering process for monoclonal antibody drugs has transitioned from the direct ordering process to a state-coordinated distribution system, similar to the process previously used from November 2020 to February 2021.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule are effective for FFY 2022 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.
On Sept. 15, CHA sent letters to California’s Health and Human Services Secretary and Attorney General.
Sept. 27: Provider Relief Funds Updates Oct. 21: Improving the Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act: What Does the Future Hold Post-Pandemic? Oct. 26: CDPH Leadership Updates and District Sessions The Hospital Quality Institute’s “Care for the Caregiver” webinar is available as an on-demand recording. For more information about CHA education programs, visit calhospital.org/education-publications.
The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission has released a new Suicide Incidence and Rate Dashboard, an addition to the Transparency Suite.