CHA recently issued an alert urging members to call or email their U.S. representatives and ask them to sign a letter being circulated by Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL) and Carol Miller (R-WV). The letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, urges CMS to ensure that next year’s Medicare payments to […]
Aug. 4 or Aug. 8: Implementing State Retention Pay Program: Operational & Communications Support Sept. 13-14: 2022 Disaster Planning Conference Oct. 6: Hospital Council Administrative Support Leadership Conference 2022 HQI Annual Conference: Choose from two locations CHA On-Demand Learning: Access to nearly 100 pre-recorded webinars For more information about CHA education programs, visit calhospital.org/education-publications.
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules that established 988 as the nationwide three-digit phone number to connect Americans in crisis with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its calendar year (CY) 2023 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule on July 15. CMS estimates that Medicare expenditures under the OPPS will increase by $6.2 billion relative to estimated current year payments, based on changes in the proposed rule.
On July 15, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declaration for another 90 days, extending it until Oct. 13.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) have issued their “Report to Congress: Unified Payment for Medicare-Covered Post-Acute Care.”
To assist hospitals experiencing a shortage of health care workers or that are challenged in meeting the state’s nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements, CHA has updated its FAQs for Hospital Facing Critical Staffing Shortages to clarify certain issues and provide details on questions member hospitals have asked. Also updated are the COVID-19 Surges: Resources for California […]
On July 6, the Food and Drug Administration amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Paxlovid, an orally administered COVID-19 therapeutic drug. The amended EUA expressly permits licensed pharmacists to independently order Paxlovid for individual patients under certain conditions.