The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation issued a white paper outlining its strategic direction for the next 10 years. According to the Center, the goal of the new strategy is to achieve equitable outcomes through high-quality, affordable, person-centered care, carried out through five strategic objectives: Drive accountable care Advance health equity Support innovation Address affordability Partner to achieve system transformation Additional information is available in an FAQ document and on the Innovation Center […]
CHA has issued a detailed summary of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule are effective for FFY 2022 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.
On Aug. 24, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued guidance to health care facilities and providers reminding them of their obligation to comply with state and federal health data privacy laws.
CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle has been asked to join the HIE Stakeholder Advisory Group — building California’s first-ever, statewide Health and Human Services Data Exchange — Framework as the hospital representative.
“California hospitals have made significant investments and engaged in numerous national initiatives over the past decade that enable vital patient data and health information to be shared electronically between providers, as well as between patients and their caregivers,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “We all share the goal of […]
CHA has issued a detailed summary of the calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule. Comments are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 17.
CHA submitted comment letters on the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 skilled-nursing facility prospective payment system (PPS), inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS, and inpatient psychiatric facility PPS proposed rules.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued interpretive guidance and FAQs to state survey agencies on hospital admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notification requirements as required by its interoperability and patient access final rule.
CHA has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights on its proposed rule that would modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to support and remove barriers to coordinated care and individual engagement.
The Joint Commission (TJC) has issued new standards for hospitals (including psychiatric hospitals) and critical access hospitals related to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Interoperability and Patient Access final rule. Specifically, the prepublication standards apply for the new Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation requiring admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications effective May 1. The changes will be published by TJC with the July 1, 2021, standards release.