CHA has submitted additional comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the proposed inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) review choice demonstration. Under the demonstration, IRFs will choose either pre-claim or post-claim review for all claims. Once an IRF reaches a 90% claim approval, it may choose to be released from 100% claim […]
Given the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has decided to delay the full implementation of Medi-Cal Rx until April 1, 2021.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued revised draft guidance on hospital and health system compounding under section 503A, updating draft guidance released in 2016. As advocated for by CHA, the FDA has revised the 2016 guidance to remove a requirement that would have limited the distribution of compounded drugs to health care facilities located within a one-mile radius of the compounding pharmacy.
On Oct. 4, the former Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) officially launched its new name — the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) — and an updated website.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:
Oct. 14: Medi-Cal Rx Transition — Compliance and Reimbursement Impacts Oct. 19: Resuming Medicare Claim Review Oct. 21: Improving the Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act: What Does the Future Hold Post-Pandemic? Oct. 26: CDPH Leadership Updates and District Sessions Dec. 6 & 7: Behavioral Health Care Symposium – 2021 Forward Motion: Moving a Crisis […]
Oct. 14: Medi-Cal Rx Transition — Compliance and Reimbursement Impacts Oct. 19: Resuming Medicare Claim Review Oct. 21: Improving the Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act: What Does the Future Hold Post-Pandemic? Oct. 26: CDPH Leadership Updates and District Sessions The Hospital Quality Institute’s “Care for the Caregiver” webinar is available as an on-demand recording. […]
CHA will host a Hospital Fee Program Status (7) Update webinar on Oct. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. (PT). With the Hospital Fee Program set to expire at the end of the year, CHA is preparing to work with state officials to develop the next program, so it can be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for approval.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a new vaccine mandate for direct care workers — including those working in home health, hospice, in-home supportive services, assisted living facilities, regional centers, and others — that expands on previous CDPH actions to mandate vaccines for hospital and skilled-nursing facility employees. The order is effective immediately, with full compliance […]