On Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. (PT), Chad Mulvany, CHA vice president, federal policy, and Tom Hubner, Toyon Associates, Inc. vice president, will hold a webinar to discuss the supplemental inpatient prospective payment system final rule and what it means for expanding resident training programs.
During a well-attended statewide media call on Jan. 13, CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle provided details of the coming COVID-19 surge peak, its impact on hospitals, and the nature of the workforce challenges being felt throughout the state.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:
In a 5-4 decision issued Jan. 13, the U.S. Supreme Court will allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) interim final rule requiring COVID-19 vaccination for health care staff to take effect nationwide. Previously, the mandate was blocked in 25 states that challenged the requirements.
Because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, CHA News will not publish on Monday, Jan. 17. Publication will resume on Jan. 20.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established an online therapeutics locator.
CHA has issued an alert encouraging hospitals to urge their U.S. representative to sign on to a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter led by Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA). The letter asks the White House to enlist the support of federal agencies to investigate reports of anticompetitive behavior from nurse staffing agencies.
Senate Bill 642 (Kamlager, D-Los Angeles), introduced last year and made a two-year bill late in the session, will not advance this year.
The federal No Surprises Act (NSA) defaults to state law where states have enacted legislation that is at least as comprehensive as the federal law that took effect on Jan. 1.
To help California hospitals as they face increased patient volumes due to COVID-19 and the omicron variant surge, CHA is sharing graphics for use in social media. The graphics, which are available for both Facebook and Twitter, are designed to serve as a reminder that patients should save the emergency department for emergencies and seek a […]