Hospital Case Management

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Registration Open for COVID-19: Mid-Response After Action Reporting Webinar

Writing an After Action Report (AAR) and Improvement Plan from a real event can be challenging enough. Writing one for an ever-changing event that has no end in sight can seem impossible. CHA’s COVID 19: Mid-Response After Action Reporting Webinar will discuss how the midterm AAR can use lessons learned — not only in meeting regulatory, accreditation, and grant requirements — but  to identify ways to better respond and what to share with partners that can also help the community response. 

DHCS Delays CalAIM Implementation Timelines

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced last week that it is postponing implementation timelines for its California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative so that it may effectively address the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Court Issues Order in Unrepresented Patients Case

On Jan. 27, the Alameda County Superior Court issued an order about who can consent to treatment on behalf of so-called “unrepresented patients” in nursing homes — residents who lack the capacity to make health care decisions and have no family members or friends willing to act on their behalf.

CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D for 2021 and 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Part II of the calendar year (CY) 2021 Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies. This includes proposals related to MA payment methodologies for 2021 — including changes to payment and possible star ratings for end-stage renal disease patients — as well as requests for feedback on changes to prior authorization and initial opioid prescribing.