Continuum of Care

About Continuum of Care

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.

CHA Issues Summary of FFY 2022 Long-Term Care Hospital PPS Final Rule

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.

CMS Increases Medicare Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

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 Comments on Home Health PPS Proposed Rule

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 […]