As California’s population continues to age, they will require more care and resources from hospitals. An aging population will have an impact on not only inpatient demand at acute care hospitals, but also post-acute care, which covers a wide range of medical services that support recovery from illness or management of a chronic illness or disability. Hospitals and health systems are continuing to evolve change their delivery systems to meet the complex needs of aging populations.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now posting vaccination rates for skilled-nursing facilities (SNF) to its consumer website Care Compare.
The California Department of Public Health has issued All Facilities Letter 21-36, which temporarily waives specified space conversion requirements until Dec. 31.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened an additional 30-day comment period for the proposed inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) review choice demonstration.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updated guidance associated with the Aug. 25, 2020, interim final rule with comment period, which established long-term care facility testing requirements for staff and residents.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule are effective for FFY 2022 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will increase the reimbursement for at-home COVID-19 vaccines by $35 per vaccination when the shots are administered to multiple residents in one home or communal home setting. This new amount is on top of the earlier increase in June for vaccines administered in a beneficiary’s home.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system final rule. The regulation is effective Oct. 1.
CHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the calendar year (CY) 2022 proposed rule for the home health prospective payment system. In the letter, CHA urges CMS to: Delay the proposed expansion of the home health Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program and solicit broad stakeholder input on VBP design in future rulemaking Reconsider its proposal to revise […]
The California Department of Public Health has issued updated guidance that requires skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) to develop and implement a process for verifying the vaccination status of all visitors.