The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities letter (AFL) 21-26 for providers, including skilled-nursing facilities, on the requirement to report abuse, neglect, exploitation, and/or mistreatment of residents, particularly elders or dependent adults.
An Alameda County Superior Court judge has issued an amended judgment in CANHR v. Angell, the 2016 court decision that established a requirement to include a designated patient representative for incapacitated skilled-nursing facility (SNF) residents without decision-makers in interdisciplinary team meetings convened to address care decisions
The July 28 deadline for implementation of the skilled-nursing facility (SNF) interdisciplinary team patient representative requirement is quickly approaching.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an updated All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-74.1 on COVID-19 recommendations for personal protective equipment, resident placement/movement, and staffing in skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) have issued additional information and guidance for hospitals that are interested in participating in the Acute Hospital Care at Home program.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange has released a summary of acute care delivery at home. The summary includes information and links to resources about the current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services acute hospital care at home provider waiver.
CHA has submitted comments to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on the draft Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and In-Lieu-of-Services (ILOS) requirements.
Covered California is opening a special enrollment period from Feb. 1 to May 15 for those who are uninsured and eligible to enroll in health care coverage through Covered California.
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).
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-06, which requests that skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) respond to a brief survey on the needs of unrepresented SNF residents who lack decision-making capacity. Responses are requested by Jan. 28.