CHA News

Upcoming Volunteer Conference Emphasizes Leadership, Navigating Change

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.

Register Now for CHA’s Members-Only Human Resources Conference

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.

CDPH Provides Resources, Guidance on Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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).

CDPH to Hold Stakeholder Meeting on Acute Care Hospital Regulations

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.

Updates for the Week of Jan. 20

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

Authors
  • Megan Howard
    Vice President, Federal Policy
  • Kiyomi Burchill
    Group Vice President, Policy