CHA News

BRN’s Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority Regulations Begin

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. 

CHA Issues Summary of Surprise Billing Regulation

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.

Executive Order on Antitrust Doesn’t Recognize Importance of Systems

Last week, President Biden signed an executive order aimed at driving enhanced antitrust enforcement across multiple sectors of the U.S. economy, including several areas of focus within health care. Specifically, according to the fact sheet, the order encourages the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to enforce antitrust laws vigorously and “recognizes that the law allows them to […]

CHA Education Events

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.

Two RFPs Issued for GME Programs

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.  

CHA Issues Summary of Proposed Rule on ACA Coverage, Updated Payment Parameters for 2022

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.   

Authors
  • BJ Bartleson, RN, MS, NEA-BC
    Vice President, Nursing & Clinical Services
  • Chad Mulvany
    Vice President, Federal Policy