CHA News

CHA Submits Additional Comments on CMS IRF Review Choice Demonstration

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 […]

Work Begins Now on Long-Term Workforce Challenges

“The healthcare workforce is burned-out following a nearly two-year face-off against COVID-19. This impact will be felt by all of us, regardless of where we live or our field of work.” — John Derse, healthcare industry vertical leader at Mercer, a N.Y.-based asset management firm None of you needs a national report to understand the depths of the […]

FDA Revises Draft Guidance on Hospital and Health System Drug Compounding

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued revised draft guidance on hospital and health system compounding under section 503A, updating draft guidance released in 2016.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. 

CHA Education Events

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 […]

CHA Education Events

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 Webinar Will Give Update on Hospital Fee Program Status

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. 

State Expands Vaccine Mandate to Include Home Health, Hospice Workers

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 […]

Authors
  • Patricia Blaisdell, FACHE
    Vice President, Continuum of Care
  • Ryan Witz
    Vice President, Health Care Finance Initiatives