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 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 […]

CDPH Issues AFL to Clarify Hospital Visitation Order

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 […]

CMS Offers Resource for IRF, LTCH on Quality Reporting Program Documents

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.