Coronavirus

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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:

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

Changes Announced to Nurse Staffing Ratio, Space Waivers On Feb. 1, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-26.6, which ends all nurse staffing ratio waivers for hospitals on Monday, Feb. 8. CDPH recognizes that any given hospital’s individual circumstances may necessitate that some waivers to be extended beyond Feb. 8 […]

State Offers Oxygen-Related Provider Hotline Resource

To enhance the transparency of all oxygen-related equipment and supplies offered throughout the state, the California Health and Human Services Agency, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, is offering a provider hotline for health care facilities and Medical and Health Operational Area Coordinators (MHOACs).  

CHA Updates COVID-19 Data Reporting Guidance

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and the addition of vaccination fields to the COVID-19 tracker, hospitals have asked for additional clarifications on reporting COVID-19 data. To provide this clarification, CHA worked with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to update its data reporting guidance and other supporting documents.  

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDPH Issues AFLs on COVID-19 Staffing Flexibilities, State Cost-Sharing Program In a positive development for hospitals, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released two important All Facilities Letters (AFLs):

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDPH Issues AFLs on COVID-19 Staffing Flexibilities, State Cost-Sharing Program In a positive development for hospitals, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released two important All Facilities Letters (AFLs):

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDPH Issues AFLs on COVID-19 Staffing Flexibilities, State Cost-Sharing Program In a positive development for hospitals, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released two important All Facilities Letters (AFLs):

President Issues Executive Orders to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

On Jan. 21, President Biden issued additional executive orders and directives instructing various federal agencies to take specific actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including expanding testing and vaccination capacity, increasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary materials to combat the pandemic, slowing the spread of COVID-19, and addressing inequitable outcomes. 

HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

On Jan. 15, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated its Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements to reflect changes required by the recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). In addition to calculating lost revenue attributable to COVID-19 based on the difference between 2019 and 2020 actual patient care revenue, PRF recipients may now choose from two other methodologies.

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

State Asks Hospitals to Submit Vaccine Administration Data The state Health and Human Services Agency has asked any organization with as-yet-unreported COVID-19 vaccine administration data to submit that data as soon as possible. While the original deadline was Jan. 18, there is still time to submit and help close what may be a significant gap between doses […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

State Revises Health Order on Hospital Surge The state has revised its Jan. 5 State Health Officer Order as a result of advocacy efforts by CHA. The original order prohibited some surgical procedures and allowed the state to direct the interfacility transfer of patients to avoid overwhelming some hospitals. The revisions include: