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 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that it will devote $4.8 billion from the American Rescue Plan to support the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program. The HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program provides reimbursements to eligible providers for claims attributed to COVID-19 testing, treatment, or vaccination for uninsured individuals. Additional information about the program is available on the HRSA website.
CDPH to Update Hospital Visitation and Testing Guidance In the coming weeks, it is expected that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will issue both updated hospital visitation and testing guidance.
CDPH Waiver of Space and Other Regulatory Requirements to Expire July 17 On May 17, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provided hospitals 60 days’ notice in AllFacilities Letter (AFL) 20-26.8 that the waiver of space and other regulatory requirements will expire effective July 17. This statewide waiver has been in effect in some […]
On May 14, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced in All Facilities Letter 21-15 that the Statewide Logistics Task Force has authorized all health care providers and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders to access the state inventory to request a one-time, 30-day sustainment supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). This 30-day supply is free of charge and may be used for stockpiles or in daily operations. Health care providers and EMS responders may request […]
Last week, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued an interim final rule implementing the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The funds provide $350 billion in emergency funding for eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has issued an interim final rule requiring long-term care facilities to offer the COVID-19 vaccine, when available, to residents and staff and educate them on the benefits and potential side effects of the vaccine.
CMS Announces Increased Reimbursement for Monoclonal Antibody Administration The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased the Medicare payment rate for the administration of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of beneficiaries with COVID-19, effective May 6. In addition, CMS has established a higher reimbursement rate for monoclonal antibody administration performed in a beneficiary’s permanent residence […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased the Medicare payment rate for the administration of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of beneficiaries with COVID-19.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced the availability of $1 billion in funding available for health centers appropriated by the American Rescue Plan (ARP). To be eligible, an organization must be an existing health center receiving Health Center Program operational support under sections 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i) of the Public Health Service Act at the time of application […]
On May 3, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced a new program — the COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF) — that reimburses providers for vaccinations administered to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.