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:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now posting vaccination rates for skilled-nursing facilities (SNF) to its consumer website Care Compare.
A new report, prepared for the American Hospital Association by Kaufman Hall, projects that hospitals nationwide will lose an estimated $54 billion in net income throughout 2021, even after taking federal relief into account.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow for a booster dose for certain individuals, including health care workers.
On Sept. 23, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released additional details related to the application process for the $25.5 billion distribution announced on Sept. 10. This includes $17 billion for the Phase 4 Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and $8.5 billion from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for providers who serve rural patients.
On Sept. 17, a key advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a limited endorsement of Pfizer vaccine boosters. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted unanimously to endorse a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination for two categories of people: those 65 and older, and those […]
Hospitals and health systems participating in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Vaccination Program should have received a letter from Tomas Aragon, MD, DrPH, director and state public health officer, outlining CDPH’s need to prepare for the increased vaccine demand volume for COVID-19 boosters and likely expansion of initial vaccines to include children […]
The California Department of Public Health has issued All Facilities Letter 21-36, which temporarily waives specified space conversion requirements until Dec. 31.
CHA has issued a members-only copy of draft comments on a request for information on the burden associated with COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting released by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Comments are due to HRSA by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 24 and should be emailed to [email protected]
CHA has received a response to its Sept. 15 letter seeking various forms of regulatory and financial relief to combat California’s persistent and growing health care workforce crisis.
On Sept. 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will make available $25.5 billion in additional COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds. To detail the updates to the fund, CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on Sept. 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. (PT).