CHA News

State Waivers Set to Expire

On June 11, Gov. Newsom issued Executive Order E-08-21, which establishes expiration dates for certain waivers of state laws implemented due to the COVID-19 state of emergency. CHA has created a chart identifying the waivers that impact hospitals and their expiration dates.

MedPAC Releases June 2021 Report to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its June 2021 Report to the Congress, a mandated report that details analysis and recommendations about the Medicare program and health care delivery system.  

CMS Updates Guidance for IRF, LTCH Patient Assessment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional information on the accurate completion of post-acute care patient assessment tools.   Through inquiries to the Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Program Help Desk, CMS identifies the opportunity to clarify or refine guidance. The quarterly Frequently Asked Questions consolidate information from June 2020 to June 2021 relating to the completion of the inpatient […]

CDPH Provides Information on Grant Opportunities for SNF Care

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21- 19, which provides annual notification of the availability of federal civil money penalty (CMP) funds to support projects that improve care and quality of life for skilled-nursing facility residents.  

Authors
  • Lois Richardson
    Vice President, Legal Counsel
  • Chad Mulvany
    Vice President, Federal Policy