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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On July 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final fiscal year (FY) 2022 skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) rule.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule updating payments to hospice facilities for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system final rule updating payment policies and rates. The final rule is effective Oct. 1.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities letter (AFL) 21-26 for providers, including skilled-nursing facilities, on the requirement to report abuse, neglect, exploitation, and/or mistreatment of residents, particularly elders or dependent adults.
An Alameda County Superior Court judge has issued an amended judgment in CANHR v. Angell, the 2016 court decision that established a requirement to include a designated patient representative for incapacitated skilled-nursing facility (SNF) residents without decision-makers in interdisciplinary team meetings convened to address care decisions
The July 28 deadline for implementation of the skilled-nursing facility (SNF) interdisciplinary team patient representative requirement is quickly approaching.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an updated All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-74.1 on COVID-19 recommendations for personal protective equipment, resident placement/movement, and staffing in skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its calendar year (CY) 2022 physician fee schedule (PFS) proposed rule on July 13. Comments on the rule are due by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 13.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the calendar year 2022 home health prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule. Comments on the rule are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by 2 p.m. (PT) on Aug. 27.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced last week that effective for admission on or after July 1, 2021, the required weekly acute rehabilitation therapy hours will be reduced from 18 hours to 15 hours.