“California hospitals have made significant investments and engaged in numerous national initiatives over the past decade that enable vital patient data and health information to be shared electronically between providers, as well as between patients and their caregivers,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “We all share the goal of […]
As hospitals under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) authority have been actively implementing the emergency temporary standard (ETS) released on June 10, the American Hospital Association has been encouraging hospitals to comment on the regulation, arguing that the “OSHA COVID-19 ETS would jeopardize … the collective efforts by the field to follow […]
CHA has issued a detailed summary of the calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule. Comments are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 17.
Applications are now being accepted for the fourth cycle of the graduate medical education grant program CalMedForce.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released additional clarifications on the state public health officer order on unvaccinated health care workers that was released on July 26. These clarifications are contained in All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-27 for general acute care hospitals (GACHs), AFL 21-28 for skilled-nursing facilities, and AFL 21-29 for acute psychiatric hospitals. Key clarifications in the AFLs include: […]
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the availability of $103 million in grants over a three-year period to reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health care workforce.
A recent California Supreme Court decision on meal, rest, and recovery period violations could have major implications for many of the state’s employers — including hospitals.
Assembly Bill (AB) 890 (Wood, D-Santa Rosa), which was signed into law on Sept. 29, will authorize a nurse practitioner who meets certain requirements to practice without physician supervision. The new law will improve access to health care by allowing nurse practitioners greater freedom and flexibility to practice in communities with insufficient primary care services. Details about the changes that will be implemented with AB 890 are available here.
Mathematica, a policy research group working with the California Health Care Foundation, has issued two requests for proposal (RFP) on grants for graduate medical education (GME) programs in California.
CHA — along with the California Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Hospital Association — has submitted a letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the U.S. Department of Education to open a negotiated rulemaking process for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. The purpose of the rulemaking process would be to correct the […]