CHA News

CHA Comments on Proposed Changes to Cost Report Form

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.  

Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard FAQs

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.  

HHS Issues Gov. Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging

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.  

Webinar Will Address Ransomware and Emerging Cyber Threats That Target Hospitals

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.  

Authors
  • Megan Howard
    Vice President, Federal Policy
  • Chad Mulvany
    Vice President, Federal Policy