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As California’s hospitals continue their life-saving work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital associations continue to advocate on behalf of hospitals and their patients, in addition to offering these tools and resources:

CDPH Updates Guidance on Hospital-to-Skilled-Nursing Facility Care Transitions 

The California Department of Public Health has issued updated guidance about the admission and readmission of patients and residents to skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) during seasonal surges and the COVID-19 public health emergency.   All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-87.1 updates previous guidance addressing related SNF policies for testing and quarantine of admissions and re-admissions, including consideration of vaccination status. The […]

Reminder: Provider Relief Fund Reporting Grace Period Ends Nov. 30 

CHA reminds hospitals that the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting grace period for Reporting Period 1 ends Nov. 30.  In September, the Health Resources and Services Administration gave providers who received more than $10,000 in PRF funds between April 30 and June 30, 2020, until Nov. 30, 2021, to comply with the original reporting requirements before recouping the funds or taking […]

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Grace Period Ends Nov. 30 

CHA reminds hospitals that the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting grace period for Reporting Period 1 ends Nov. 30.  In September, the Health Resources and Services Administration gave providers who received more than $10,000 in PRF funds between April 30 and June 30, 2020, until Nov. 30, 2021, to comply with the original reporting requirements before recouping the funds or taking […]

FEMA Funding for Eligible COVID-19 Costs Extended Through April 1, 2022 

President Biden has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will continue to provide 100% federal reimbursement for eligible costs associated with ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts and vaccine initiatives through April 1, 2022.   The funding will be available to local, state, tribal or territorial governments, and certain non-profit organizations. The policy was set to expire on Dec. 31. 

CHA Chart Highlights Differences Between State and Federal Vaccine Mandates

In response to member questions, CHA has created a side-by-side comparison of the three federal vaccine mandates and the California public health officer order requiring health care workers to be vaccinated.   California hospitals that participate in the Medicare or Medi-Cal program must comply with the state public health officer order and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]