CHA attended the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) annual meeting this week in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, ONC said that final rules on interoperability and information blocking — to be issued by ONC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — are expected to be released in the coming weeks.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a listening session on Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. (PT) to gather feedback on provider experiences with the Medicare fee-for-service program.
Today, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a joint hearing with its Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change about the impacts of wildfires on the energy infrastructure and environment.
Volunteer leaders looking to learn and grow, add to their skills, and understand the latest tools and techniques for their work won’t want to miss the 2020 California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference, Feb. 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. The conference speakers, educational sessions, and networking opportunities offer fresh ideas and a new focus on what it is to be a volunteer leader.
Beginning this year, a single Human Resources Conference replaces CHA’s former employee safety/workers’ compensation seminar and its labor and employment seminar, combining both into a one-and-a-half-day event. Register now for CHA’s only human resources-focused educational program of 2020, to be held March 23-24 in Pasadena.
CHA has prepared a template letter for members to use in responding to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule. If finalized, the policies outlined in the proposed rule would significantly change Medicaid financing, resulting in decreased coverage and access to care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
CHA DataSuite has issued hospital-specific analyses detailing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) calendar year (CY) 2020 Medicare home health (HH) prospective payment system final rule.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has responded to the recent spread of novel coronavirus in China — and news of the first U.S. cases this week — by establishing web site updates for consumers and health care providers, holding a call with health care providers on Jan. 23, and issuing All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-09, which details recommendations for health care facilities along with the latest clinical information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has notified providers that it will hold a stakeholder meeting Jan. 29 from 2- 4 p.m. to solicit feedback on revising Title 22 general acute care hospital regulations for administration, licensing, medical services, records, and reporting. CHA will participate in the meeting and encourages members to participate as well.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the following information:
Updated Quarterly OASIS Q&As Available
Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model-Split Implementation — Revised
January 2020 Quarterly Home Health Compare Refresh
New Draft Version of MDS 3.0 Item Set Change History for October 2020