Assembly Bill (AB) 890 (Wood, D-Santa Rosa), which was signed into law on Sept. 29, will authorize a nurse practitioner who meets certain requirements to practice without physician supervision. The new law will improve access to health care by allowing nurse practitioners greater freedom and flexibility to practice in communities with insufficient primary care services. Details about the changes that will be implemented with AB 890 are available here.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its calendar year (CY) 2022 physician fee schedule (PFS) proposed rule on July 13. Comments on the rule are due by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 13.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the interim final rule with comment period implementing the No Surprises Act. Comments are due to the Departments of Health & Human Services, Labor, and Treasury by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 7.
July 20: Acute Psychiatric Hospitals: Building Awareness of Medicare & Medi-Cal Cross-Over Claims July 30: Understanding the New CDPH Privacy Breach Regulations September 14 & 15: Disaster Planning Virtual Conference The Hospital Quality Institute’s “Care for the Caregiver” webinar is available as an on-demand recording. For more information about CHA education programs, visit calhospital.org/education-publications.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a new guide on telehealth treatment.
The California Department of Health Care Services is using available federal grant funding for a Medication Assisted Treatment access points telehealth expansion project throughout the state.
Mathematica, a policy research group working with the California Health Care Foundation, has issued two requests for proposal (RFP) on grants for graduate medical education (GME) programs in California.
The Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will host recorded sessions to provide technical assistance on reporting requirements for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) recipients and stakeholders on July 14 and July 20 at noon (PT). Registration is required.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the recently released proposed rule that proposes certain payment parameters and additional policy changes for health insurance issuers and the health insurance marketplaces (exchanges), applicable to the 2022 plan year and beyond. The proposed rule is intended to expand access to Affordable Care Act coverage through the exchanges.