On Aug. 2, CHA sent a letter to the California congressional delegation urging members to assist in securing reimbursement for hospitals’ pandemic expenses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
On July 22, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) officially announced that the clock for the retention payment program will begin on July 30 and run until Oct. 28.
When workers at Mayers Memorial Healthcare District in the Shasta County town of Fall River Mills became overwhelmed by the pandemic, the hospital launched an innovative program and hired a wellness coordinator to assess and tend to the needs of other staff. Learn more about the role of the wellness coordinator, whose goal is to […]
One hospital’s solution to a workforce overwhelmed by two years of pandemic: a wellness coordinator who reminds staff they are valued and cared for.
On July 15, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declaration for another 90 days, extending it until Oct. 13.
On July 6, the Food and Drug Administration amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Paxlovid, an orally administered COVID-19 therapeutic drug. The amended EUA expressly permits licensed pharmacists to independently order Paxlovid for individual patients under certain conditions.
The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Period 3 opened on July 1.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the release of an additional $142 million in payments as part of the Phase 4 distribution of the Provider Relief Fund. These “Batch 8” payments were made to approximately 151 providers. From “Batch 8,” 30 California providers received $20.6 million.
On June 30, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) formally extended its space waiver until the end of the declared COVID-19 emergency by releasing All Facilities Letter 20-26.13.