Continuum of Care

About Continuum of Care

The post-acute continuum of care — which includes inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, skilled-nursing facilities, and home health agencies — is vital to the health care delivery system. Post-acute care providers offer essential medical and rehabilitative care to individuals following a stay at a general acute care hospital and contribute to improved outcomes while reducing health care costs.  

To assist in the transition, hospital case managers serve as advocates to identify, support, and guide care for patients, families, and caregivers. Successful case management includes communication and coordination with post-acute care providers and home and community-based services. It also includes the development of a discharge or transition plan that addresses the patient’s goals, needs and treatment preferences, and prepares patients and caregivers for post-discharge care. 

CHA Comments on Prior Authorization Proposed Rule

CHA submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule to streamline prior authorization processes for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care, and federally facilitated marketplace health plans.

CHA DataSuite Releases the Medicare Quality Programs Overview Report for FFYs 2021-2023

CHA DataSuite has issued a hospital-specific overview report of the Medicare quality programs. The report, which is designed in the business intelligence platform, summarizes hospital quality performance and impacts for the three Medicare inpatient programs: value-based purchasing (VBP), readmissions reduction program, and the hospital acquired condition (HAC) reduction program for federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2021 […]

Multipurpose Senior Services Program

CHA is hosting a webinar to increase awareness about the program and provide information on the benefits to patients, eligibility requirements, access to services, and much more. Hear from Partners in Care Foundation, a leader in Multipurpose Senior Services, on success stories, care management experience, and where to find care in your area.

CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Nursing Home Ownership

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that would require nursing homes to disclose additional ownership and management information to CMS and to states. This is part of an effort to increase the transparency of nursing home ownership and management.   

CDPH to Host Stakeholder Meeting on Hospice Regulations 

The California Department of Public Health has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 23-14, which notifies hospice agencies, facilities, and interested stakeholders that the Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) is hosting a stakeholder meeting on March 14 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT) to discuss hospice regulations.