Hospital Case Management

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DHCS Renames Medi-Cal Initiative

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.”

CDPH Announces Changes to Application Review Process

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.

Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule





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 Comments on DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Surveys

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.

DHCS Accepting Public Comment on Cal AIM Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans Proposal

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. 

Register Now for Creating Care Partnerships

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.

DHCS Issues Implementation Update on Health Homes Program

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.