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Preparing for Extreme Heat and Smoke Impact in Clinical Settings – Participant Information

Public health and health care preparedness and response are key facilitators in managing wildfires and extreme heat events. Health systems see medical surge, increased patient comorbidities, and increased resource needs when communities are affected by climate extremes. This presentation will provide an overview of an ongoing project between the University of California’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) to strengthen and streamline the city’s emergency response plans and protocols for climate-related events.

Mid-Day Meet-Up | July 11

Registration is now available for Thursday, July 11, 12 – 1:30 p.m. (PT) Zoom Mid-Day Meet-Up. July’s Mid-Day Meet-Up is an opportunity for you to ask any question, concern, or challenge you’re currently experiencing or request resources you’re seeking. Open discussion will be based on participant response. In addition, please share summer program opportunities you […]

CMS Proposes Inadequate Home Health Payment Update

What’s happening: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed calendar year (CY) 2025 home health prospective payment system.  

What else to know: CMS estimates payments to home health agencies, as a result of the changes in the proposed rule, will decrease by $280 million (1.7%). Other key provisions of the proposed rule include: