On March 14 from 9-10:30 a.m. (PT), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a second webinar to provide guidance to health plans and hospitals on changes to the network provider requirements under the Hospital Fee Program.
CHA has issued a regulatory calendar outlining anticipated federal action in 2019. Calendar timelines are derived from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Unified Agenda and include the regulations on which CHA has already submitted comments or anticipates doing so.
Today, CHA submitted comments responding to Covered California’s request for information on contractual obligations for qualified health plans.
UC Davis Health has named Plumas District Hospital as its newest Rural Center of Excellence, a designation that recognizes the Quincy-based provider as a training site for UC Davis medical students and for its emphasis on quality clinical care – particularly in maternity services, medical training, and performance improvement.
Yesterday, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released updated resources for its 340B Good Stewardship Principles. To date, more than 60 percent of California’s 340B hospitals have signed on to the AHA commitment.
Gov. Newsom has appointed Mark Ghaly, practicing pediatrician and director of health and social impact for Los Angeles County, as secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency. According to the Governor’s announcement, Ghaly will help advance proposals to lower prescription drug costs and provide coverage to young undocumented adults, among other health care agenda items.
CHA has issued detailed summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, of the interoperability proposed rules recently published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
In a large showing of bipartisan support, 38 members of the California congressional delegation co-signed a letter on the equitable distribution of livers for transplantation. In total, more than 80 members of Congress signed the letter.
The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has promulgated a new general licensure regulation, effective July 1, that greatly expands the types of health care service plans requiring a license. CHA encourages members to consult with their counsel to determine how the new regulation will impact their organization.
CHA encourages members to register now for the upcoming Hospital Employee Safety and Workers’ Compensation seminar, to be held March 14 in Costa Mesa and March 20 in Sacramento.