CHA’s Creating Care Partnerships: Beyond the Continuum conference, March 2-3 in Pasadena, features a post-acute care patient advocate who gained insight into her patients’ experience when she became one herself.
CHA members can now learn about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) discharge planning final rule in a free on-demand webinar. The 30-minute webinar offers a high-level overview of the rule and solicits requests for more information and clarification to inform CHA’s ongoing advocacy with CMS.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has renamed its multi-year initiative to improve health outcomes and quality of life for California’s Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Effective immediately, the program previously known as “California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal” will be called “Medi-Cal Healthier California for All.”
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced changes to its health care facility application review process. For applications received Jan. 1 or later, the CDPH Center for Health Care Quality’s (CHCQ) Centralized Applications Branch will issue a single correction letter for application packets deemed incomplete or incorrect, and will not review those packets unless corrections have been submitted within the time frame identified in the correction letter.
On September 30, 2019 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register, a final rule that addresses discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and home health agencies. Provisions of the final rule went into effect November 29, 2019.
CHA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to its request for comments on developing a stakeholder survey to strengthen the monitoring, outreach, and enforcement functions of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released its Expanding Access to Integrated Care for Dual Eligible Californians proposal for public comment. The proposal outlines the department’s transition plan within the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative, related to discontinuing the Cal MediConnect pilot program at the end of calendar year 2022.
Join your colleagues March 2-3 in Pasadena for CHA’s Creating Care Partnerships: Beyond the Continuum conference, hosted by the Center for Post-Acute Care. The day-and-a-half long program features an innovative look at providing effective care transitions and value-based care and offers continuing education.
The Department of Health Care Services has released an update on implementation of its Health Home Program, which helps manage and coordinate care for Medi-Cal managed care plan members with certain chronic health and/or mental health conditions who have high health care needs or who are experiencing homelessness. The update provides enrollment data, information on core services, and a member success story.
CHA has issued the two summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, detailing provisions of the calendar year 2020 physician fee schedule and quality payment program final rule. The policies described in the summaries are generally effective Jan. 1.