The Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMSA) has issued proposed regulations that, when finalized, will allow emergency medical services providers to transport patients to the hospital or other care setting that best meets the patient’s needs. The proposed regulations address paramedic training and establish other requirements for alternative destination protocols.
Earlier this week, the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed Senate Bill (SB) 778 (Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement), which would clarify deadlines for providing sexual harassment prevention training.
A CHA-supported bill that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice to the full extent of their education and training – AB 890 (Wood, D-Santa Rosa) – passed the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions today.
The Department of Health Care Services has published its bimonthly update of department events and actions.
CHA will hold a member forum on April 19 at 11 a.m. (PT) to solicit member feedback on the interoperability proposed rules recently issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Today, CHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposed rule that would update proficiency testing (PT) and referral requirements under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized its policy and payment updates for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plans for calendar year (CY) 2020. CMS estimates revenue for MA and Part D plans will increase by 2.53 percent for 2020, excluding an average 3.3 percent increase in risk scores.
Influenza activity remains high across the United States, according to a health alert recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC notes that the season is likely to last several more weeks and continues to recommend antiviral medications for influenza treatment, regardless of whether a patient received the influenza vaccine.
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice, and support to causes they care about in their hospital and community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.
Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, helping millions of volunteers change the world. During National Volunteer Week, CHA encourages hospitals to celebrate the impact your volunteers have made in your hospital and community.
A new health advisory from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds providers to be aware of potential measles cases, as 16 cases have been reported in California since Jan. 1. CDPH notes that providers should not rule out a measles diagnosis based solely on patients reporting they previously received a measles immunization.