The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new online tool to streamline the submission of 1135 waiver requests and inquiries for providers.
On Jan. 11, the Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) first draw loans from qualifying organizations that previously haven’t received them.
Today, CHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposed changes to the CMS 2552-10 Hospital and Health Care Complex Cost Report, which is used by the agency to determine a hospital’s reasonable cost in furnishing medical services to Medicare beneficiaries and calculate the hospital reimbursement.
On Jan. 8, Cal/OSHA updated its FAQs on the COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) that took effect on Nov. 30. Of note for hospitals, Cal/OSHA added two new questions that help to reconcile the scope of the ETS with the Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard.
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has finalized a rule requiring HHS and its agencies to review their regulations every 10 years using a two-step process.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has allocated $22 billion in funding for states, localities, and territories in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. California will be awarded $1,696,424,899 for testing activities and $357,026,635 for vaccine activities.
CHA was part of a recent call with the California Health & Human Services (HHS) Behavioral Health Secretary, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA) in which a number of COVID-19-related topics were discussed.
In June 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging, which affirmed the priority of the health and well-being of older Californians and the need for policies that promote healthy aging.
On Jan. 8, the Governor released his 2021-22 state budget proposal – a $227.2 billion budget plan that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts for many Californians impacted by the pandemic.
Crime does not stop because of COVID-19. The increasing sophistication and frequency of ransomware, phishing, and hacking attacks mean that the health care industry is more vulnerable than ever to cybersecurity threats. On Feb. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a webinar that will discuss firsthand hospital experience with attacks in late 2020 and how to safeguard patient care and protect operations.