On-Demand Learning

2022 IPPS Final Rule: Funding Opportunities to Expand Resident Training Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a supplemental IPPS final rule in December. Among other things, the rule implements legislative changes to Medicare payments to teaching hospitals contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA). On February 2, at 9 a.m., CHA’s Vice President, Federal Policy, Chad Mulvany, and Toyon Associates, Inc., Vice President, Tom Hubner will discuss this rule […]

Workplace Violence Prevention: Keeping Our Patients and Staff Safe

Hospital staff are reporting an increase in the frequency of violent acts in the emergency department, inpatient and outpatient settings. Increased community discord, stressed patients and their families, employee burnout after 20 months of the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency — all factors that may be contributing to a heightened incidence of violence in the workplace. […]

No Surprises Act: Dispute Resolution Process and Self-Pay Estimates

On September 30th, The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury released an interim final rule (IFR) providing additional regulations implementing the No Surprises Act. The rule includes: Provisions related to the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process Good faith estimate for uninsured individuals The patient-provider dispute resolution process The rule also requires IDR entities […]

Labor and Employment Updates for 2022

The 2021 legislative session officially ended when Governor Newson finished signing bills in the early weeks of October. While it is no surprise that COVID-19 continues to challenge California employers, new labor and employment legislation isn’t just about the pandemic. Health care professionals have several laws and regulations to be aware of and to implement […]

Medi-Cal Rx Transition — Compliance and Reimbursement Impacts

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is transitioning all Medi-Cal managed care (MC) outpatient pharmacy services to the fee-for-service (FFS) delivery system on Jan. 1, 2022 — the much-anticipated implementation of Medi-Cal Rx is upon us. This transition will standardize the Medi-Cal outpatient pharmacy benefit statewide under one delivery system administered by DHCS and […]

Resuming Medicare Claim Review

Medicare claim reviews have been on hold since 2019 but will soon be resuming. CHA is happy to partner with Livanta to bring members crucial information about the resumption. During this webinar, participants will learn about Medicare’s Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) Program and will be introduced to Livanta’s claim review services […]

Provider Relief Funds Updates

On Friday, September 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will make available $25.5 billion in additional COVID-19 relief funding. The application portal for the additional funding will open on September 29. Additionally, the agency announced a 60-day grace period for Reporting Period 1 and provided initial details on the […]

Hospital Fee Program (7) Status Update Webinar

With the hospital fee program set to expire at the end of the year, CHA is preparing to work with state officials on the development of the next program, so it can be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval. Ryan Witz, CHA’s Group Vice President, Policy, will share insights on […]