While the COVID-19 pandemic may have ended, California hospitals must remain vigilant. At the same time, they continue to face a high number of patients needing acute care. With winter on the horizon, hospitals could see a surge of COVID-19 cases at any time, along with other viruses such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which typically begin to surface during cooler months.
CHA reminds members that Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting period 5 opened on July 1. Reports are due on Sept. 30, 2023. This reporting period covers funds from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2022. PRF recipients had until June 30, 2023, to use any funds received during this time frame to offset expenses or lost revenue related to COVID-19.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a memo making a one-time adjustment to the 96-hour annual average patient length of stay for critical access hospitals (CAHs) due to the waiver of the requirement during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
Alameda Health System has published a collective memory of the work it did to care for its community throughout the pandemic.
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