CHA News

CDPH Issues Flu Vaccine Recommendations for Providers

With flu activity in California expected to increase in the coming months, and the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2) data showing the pace of flu vaccination decreasing in October and November, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued recommendations and resources for health providers. There is still time this season to benefit from getting […]

CHA Extends Deadline to Dec. 23 to Join FFY 2022 Area Wage Index Litigation

CHA has extended the deadline to Dec. 23 for members to join its legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) harmful area wage index (AWI) policies. While CHA’s challenges to the agency’s federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 and 2021 policies are ongoing, action is required to challenge the policies carried forward into FFY 2022.  

DHCS Issues Hospital Fee Program CY 2021 Passthrough Invoices

As shared previously in CHA News, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent hospitals invoices covering the first four fee-for-service cycles of the 2019-21 Hospital Fee Program in March. The first invoice is due on April 29 and covers July 1, 2019-Sept. 30, 2019. Hospitals will receive the first fee-for-service payment on May 18.  

Sequester Deal Provides Critically Important Relief for California Hospitals

This week, the U.S. House and Senate came to an important bipartisan, bicameral agreement to support hospitals and other providers as they continue to reel from the financial devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic — all while bracing for the potential of another surge due to the omicron variant. It has passed in the House of Representatives, and the Senate […]

CHA Education Events

Dec. 15: Workplace Violence Prevention: Keeping Our Patients and Staff Safe Jan. 7: Disaster Preparedness Reform — Messaging Framework for Modernizing Seismic Standards 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.

CHA Comments on Second No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule

CHA has submitted comments on the second interim final rule implementing the No Surprises Act (NSA) that includes provisions related to the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process, good faith estimates for uninsured individuals, and the Patient-Provider Dispute Resolution process.  

CHA, CMA Urge Congress to Eliminate or Delay Upcoming Medicare Cuts

CHA and the California Medical Association (CMA) today sent a joint letter to the California congressional delegation urging Congress to eliminate or delay Medicare cuts that are scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022.   CHA and CMA asked delegation members to support legislation that would both extend the moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequestration cuts and prevent the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) sequestration — which would […]