On Sept. 24, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (SFWTF) issued guidance on President Biden’s executive order mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors must ensure their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19. The SFWTF is led by the White House COVID-19 Response Team, the General Services Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management. Specifically, the guidance clarifies […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced will pay the full cost of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots to providers without cost-sharing for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries.
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 submitted 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.