CHA has issued a members-only copy of draft comments on the calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule. CHA encourages members to use the draft as a template for their own comments, which are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 17.
On Sept. 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule detailing the enforcement provisions related to the No Surprises Act (NSA). The proposed rule:
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released three new hospital-directed payment data sets, available via the Secure File Transfer Protocol site (the site is only intended for file transfers, and uploaded files will be deleted within 45 days).
As COVID-19 continues to surge in some parts of the state and hospitals gear up for a busy end of year, CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle spoke to Vicki Gonzalez of CapRadio’s Insight (available at 24.50 mark) about the nurse staffing crisis that could threaten care.
Today President Biden announced his COVID-19 Action Plan. As part of the plan, President Biden issued an executive order requiring all federal executive branch workers to be vaccinated with no option for being regularly tested as an alternative and an executive order directing that this standard be extended to employees of contractors that do business with the federal government.
On Aug. 23, the state Attorney General (AG) sent a letter to 191 California perinatal health care facilities asking them to submit, by Sept. 20, proof of compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 464 (Statutes of 2019, Ch. 533). This law requires hospitals to provide initial and refresher training to perinatal personnel on implicit bias in maternity care, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
CHA submitted comments on the calendar year (CY) 2022 physician fee schedule proposed rule. In the letter, CHA: Urges CMS to work with Congress to address significant payment reductions to the proposed conversion factor and physician payments Urges CMS to continue to support the expansion of telehealth by finalizing proposals to maintain Category 3 telehealth services until the end of CY […]
Mia Bonta (D) is currently leading with 55% of the vote in the special election runoff for Assembly District 18, the seat formerly held by Attorney General Rob Bonta.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued contracts to several firms to audit federal financial assistance sent to providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.