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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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.
On Aug. 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced it is developing an emergency regulation requiring staff vaccinations within the nation’s more than 15,000 Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing homes.
CHA DataSuite has issued hospital-specific analyses of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 final rules for the Medicare skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS), the FFY 2022 inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) PPS, and the FFY 2022 inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) PPS.
In response to CHA’s advocacy efforts, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) this afternoon issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-31 to clarify the Aug. 5 state public health officer order regarding hospital visitors (see earlier CHA summary of the order). That order requires general acute care hospitals (GACHs), skilled-nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a new resource for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) with information on how to access and use the CMS quality reporting program (QRP) quarterly Q&A documents. IRF and LTCH information is available on the CMS QRP training pages.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 hospice wage index final rule. The rule is effective Oct. 1.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system final rule for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022. The regulation is effective Oct. 1.
In a follow-up to the July 26, public health order addressing unvaccinated workers in high-risk settings, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued updated guidance to skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS) final rule.