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.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – has issued a final rule intended to streamline and reduce the burden associated with health plan prior authorization processes through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-83.1, which clarifies previously issued guidance on the interdisciplinary team (IDT) medical decision-making process for skilled-nursing facility residents who are unable to provide informed consent and do not have a representative to make decisions on their behalf.
In June 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging, which affirmed the priority of the health and well-being of older Californians and the need for policies that promote healthy aging.
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.
On Jan. 5, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) issued All Plan Letter (APL) 21-002 to all commercial full-service health plans and specialized health plans offering behavioral health services that are regulated by the department. The guidance is designed to ensure health plans comply with amendments made to Senate Bill (SB) 855 (Wiener, D-San Francisco), the mental health and substance use parity law that took effect on Jan. 1.
The world has been so focused on COVID-19 that it seems summer — and wildfire season — have snuck up on us. An upcoming complimentary webinar only for CHA members, July 29 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., will focus on Wildfires During a Public Health Disaster: Incident Action Planning.