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.
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.
California’s primary elections have come and gone and, while 100% of precincts have reported, the numbers are far from final.
CHA has issued a detailed summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) as well as the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicaid Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
The American Hospital Association will host a March 12 webinar from 10 a.m. to noon (PT) on using Z codes to document social determinants of health. Webinar participants will learn how social determinants impact health, how to code them and how coding benefits patients and communities.
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.
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.
Last week, CHA submitted comments to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on its proposal to discontinue Cal MediConnect and the Coordinated Care Initiative and transition to a statewide managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) and dual eligible special needs plan (D-SNP) structure.
Today, CHA submitted comments on the Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CHA thanks members for their input, which helped inform our comments, and for taking time to submit individual comment letters. There is still time to submit letters, which must be received by 2 p.m. (PT) tomorrow.
Register by Feb. 10 for CHA’s upcoming Creating Care Partnerships Conference, March 2-3 in Pasadena, to save $100 on registration and take advantage of group room rates at the host hotel, The Westin Pasadena.