CHA News

CMS Issues FFY 2022 Long-Term Care Hospital PPS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its fiscal year (FY) 2022 updated payment policies and other provisions for the long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS). Comments on the proposed rule are due by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 28.   

CHA Provides Overview of Hospital Scorecards

Several hospital organizations that rank or grade hospitals released updates this week, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Overall Hospital Star Ratings (searchable on Care Compare), Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades, and Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals. The CMS star ratings updates were a particular area of focus as the new version incorporated several methodological changes. Hospitals may receive […]

CHA Alert Urges Congress to Reset the IMPACT Act

On April 28, CHA issued an alert encouraging members to contact their congressional representative and request their support of H.R. 2455, The Resetting the Impact Act (TRIA) of 2021, which seeks to update the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 by requiring the use of more recent, relevant data in future payment policy development.  

CMS Updates for the Week of April 26

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​ May 12 Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum May 13 Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Webinar Addition of the QW Modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code 87636

CHA Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule 

CHA has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights on its proposed rule that would modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to support and remove barriers to coordinated care and individual engagement. 

ASPR Provides Resources on Acute Hospital Care at Home

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange has released a summary of acute care delivery at home. The summary includes information and links to resources about the current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services acute hospital care at home provider waiver.  

CHA Education Events

April 28: ED Resources – Managing Youth in a Behavioral Health Crisis Webinar 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.

Authors
  • Patricia Blaisdell, FACHE
    Vice President, Continuum of Care
  • Megan Howard
    Vice President, Federal Policy