The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has opened registration for the Retention Payment Program. As of Oct. 21, covered entities, which include hospitals, may register with DHCS.
To receive an application for the Retention Payment Program, covered entities must register with DHCS, and CHA encourages hospitals to register as soon as practicable.
On Sept. 29, DHCS updated the timeline for the Retention Payment Program. It has also updated its FAQs to include additional guidance on how to calculate an employee’s working hours if they are on leave, as well as other issues. DHCS states that additional guidance should be forthcoming.