CHA News

Registration Open for CHA Webinar on Preparing for Potential COVID-19 Litigation

Experts predict it isn’t a matter of if California hospitals will experience professional liability and employment claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a matter of when. To provide strategies for potential litigation that might be coming hospitals’ way, CHA will host a webinar on COVID-19: Preparing for Potential Litigation on April 20 from 10:30 […]

CDPH Releases Let’s Get to Immunity Campaign Toolkit

The California Department of Public Health has launched a Let’s Get to Immunity campaign. The campaign features a toolkit designed to help communicate about ongoing COVID-19 vaccine efforts in California with ready-to-use digital resources that can be shared in the community and on social media.

CHA Launches Redesigned Website 

In case you haven’t seen it yet, CHA has modernized and redesigned its website for desktop and mobile. Designed to help members find the information they need quicker and easier, the new site reorganizes the materials CHA provides, sorting them by the topics that matter most to members. Content can be filtered not just by […]

CMS Recoupment of Medicare Advanced Payments Began March 30  

Claims recoupment for providers that received a Medicare Advanced and Accelerated Payment (AAP) will begin on the one-year anniversary from the date the provider received the payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the earliest recoupments for the first providers to receive an AAP payment began on March 30. In […]

Updates for the Week of March 29

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​ Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist May 2021 Quarter 4 2020 Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Clinical Data Due May 3 Submission of Calendar Year 2020 Outpatient Web-based Measure Data Due May 17 Medicare Part A Cost Report: Easier File Uploads for e-Filing in […]

CHA Education Events

April 14: Root Cause Analysis Innovation Virtual Summit April 20: COVID-19: Preparing for Potential Litigation Webinar April 22: Supply Chain Diversity – How to Comply with New OSHPD Statutes Webinar April 28: ED Resources – Managing Youth in a Behavioral Health Crisis Webinar The Hospital Quality Institute’s “Care for the Caregiver” webinar is available as […]

The Long Fight for Financial Relief

Late last month, the respected health care financial analyst Kaufman Hall released its latest examination of the condition of hospitals as the nation continues to toil through the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the conclusions is something hospital leaders know all too well. From the report: “As many push for a rapid return to ‘normal,’ hospital and […]

CMS Resumes Hospital Survey Activities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will immediately resume hospital survey activities for all complaints. Previously, CMS was operating under guidance — which expired March 22 — limiting surveys to Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) complaints. Effective March 23, survey activity resumed in accordance with non-long-term care guidance issued on August 17. In the updated guidance, CMS details the following: 

CHA Joins Statewide Coalition Calling for $8 Billion in Broadband Funding to Help Close Digital Divide

CHA has joined a cross-sector coalition of education, health, local government, and economic policy organizations that is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to connect Californians with a one-time, $8 billion investment in high speed 100 Mbps broadband infrastructure and programs. The group issued a press release on Tuesday, reinforcing the need for this investment in broadband […]