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 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued contracts to several firms to audit federal financial assistance sent to providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A reminder that under All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-25, which took effect July 27, CDPH is requiring general acute care hospitals to report patient-level discharge information for each hospitalized person who tests positive for COVID-19. This information will assist CDPH in better understanding breakthrough COVID-19 cases.
On Aug. 30, CDPH updated its FAQs on the visitation health order to clarify that county child welfare emergency response social workers are not visitors and not covered under the visitation health order.
The San Joaquin Valley region could soon hit a key trigger under the Aug. 16 state public health officer order on hospital surge. If this is sustained for two additional days (Sept. 1 and 2), for a total of three days, it will require hospitals statewide to accept transfers from hospitals in the San Joaquin Valley under the […]
Last week, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released new public service announcements (PSAs) and related digital content encouraging vaccination against COVID-19 for still-unvaccinated health care workers and members of the public.
The California Department of Public Health is reminding all hospitals that they are required to report patient level information for each hospitalized person who tests positive for COVID-19. This reporting is required weekly.
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 […]
On Aug. 24, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Lost Revenue Guide.
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.
On Aug. 26, 43 members of the U.S. Senate, including Sens. Feinstein and Padilla, sent a bipartisan letter to Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra calling for the immediate release of the remaining Provider Relief Funds to hospitals and providers.