CHA News

Medical Board Updates Required ‘Notice to Consumers’ Signage

The Medical Board of California (MBC) has updated its required “Notice to Consumers” signage — effective Jan. 1 — for physicians, research psychoanalysts, licensed midwives, and polysomnographic technologists, technicians, and trainees.   For practitioners working in hospitals or clinics, the MBC requires a sign be posted in an area visible to patients, in at least 38-point […]

CHA Web Page on Office of Health Care Affordability Now Available

CHA has developed a web page that contains information and updates on the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA).   Currently, the web page contains background information on OHCA’s main responsibilities and implementation timelines. It will be updated as new information becomes available.  For questions about OHCA, please contact Ben Johnson at 

CMS Issues Guidance, FAQs, Survey Procedures for Rural Emergency Hospitals 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued new guidance on the enrollment and conversion process for rural emergency hospitals (REHs), FAQs, and a newly developed State Operations Manual Appendix (Appendix O) with survey procedures.   Interpretive guidelines for REHs are still pending and will be released at a future date.  The state of California […]

CHA to Host Webinar on Medi-Cal Long-Term Care

CHA will host a Feb. 3 webinar on changes to Medi-Cal long-term care (LTC), which is being standardized across the state under California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal.  Effective Jan. 1, all managed care plans must authorize and cover medically necessary LTC services at skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs). During the webinar, the Department of Health Care Services […]