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:
With the state moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy as of June 15, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued updated recommendations for hospital visitation and continues to require face coverings for individuals visiting hospitals and other health care facilities.
To coincide with the state’s June 15 reopening, CHA has launched a social media campaign with updated messaging around emergency room avoidance. These social media posts are meant to encourage people to get back to routine care now that COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the decline and vaccinations rates are high. This Twitter and Facebook campaign is scheduled to run for four weeks.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued $424.7 million in funding to over 4,200 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for COVID-19 testing and mitigation, providing $100,000 per RHC. Funds will be used to maintain and increase COVID-19 testing, expand access to testing for rural residents and broaden efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus in ways tailored to […]
On June 11, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released updated Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements. As requested by CHA and others, the revised guidance extends the time granted to recipients to use the funds. The table below illustrates that the time frame for using and reporting PRFs will now occur on a rolling basis based on when the funds were received.
In an effort to further advance COVID-19 vaccination, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is encouraging general acute care hospitals and acute psychiatric hospitals to vaccinate patients prior to discharge. CDPH makes this recommendation in All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-20 , which was released on June 9.
On June 7, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated COVID-19 testing recommendations for both health care personnel (HCP) and patients at general acute care hospitals (GACHs). The revised All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-88.1 reflects updated recommendations in light of HCP and patients now, in many cases, being fully vaccinated.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound Medicare beneficiaries.
Today will be the last day of this regular email update. After today, CHA will provide regular updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic through its twice-weekly newsletter, CHA News. Staff at member hospitals who don’t currently receive CHA News may subscribe on the CHA website.
The Hospital Association of Southern California has released a COVID-19 Vaccination Communications Toolkit that contains customizable fliers, posters, and social media assets that hospitals can share via their own communications platforms.
CDPH Issues Advisory on Heart Conditions in Adolescents, Young Adults After Receiving mRNA Vaccine The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has posted a health advisory about some cases of myocarditis and pericarditis in young adults and adolescents after receipt of the