Coronavirus

About Coronavirus

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:

Streamlining data with the COVID-19 Tracking Tool
Frequently asked questions
COVID-19 Surges: FAQs & Resources for Hospitals
State and federal advocacy efforts
Innovation in the Time of COVID: A Video Series

CHA Employs Multi-Pronged Approach to Improve Access to Federal Funding for COVID-19 Relief for Hospitals

Three federal laws enacted in 2020 created and funded a $186.5 billion Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to help hospitals and other health care providers manage the financial burden imposed by COVID-19.  While initial distributions from the PRF reached hospitals quickly in early 2020, additional distributions have been both slow and fraught with challenging deadlines, unclear criteria for […]

CMS Increases Medicare Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will increase the reimbursement for at-home COVID-19 vaccines by $35 per vaccination when the shots are administered to multiple residents in one home or communal home setting. This new amount is on top of the earlier increase in June for vaccines administered in a beneficiary’s home.

CDPH Issues FAQs on Visitation Health Order

On Aug. 20, CDPH issued FAQs on the state public health officer order on hospital visitation. This health order requires vaccine verification or proof of a COVID-19 test for visitors of hospitals and other facilities. The FAQs provide clarifications, in addition to those issued in All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-31, on who is covered by […]

FDA Announces Approval of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced its full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine — under the name Comirnaty — for individuals 16 and older, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to go beyond emergency use authorization (EUA) in the U.S. 

CDPH Issues FAQs on Visitation Health Order

On Aug. 20, CDPH issued FAQs on the state public health officer order on hospital visitation. This health order requires vaccine verification or proof of a COVID-19 test for visitors of hospitals and other facilities. The FAQs provide clarifications, in addition to those issued in All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-31, on who is covered by the order and who is […]