CHA has issued a members-only copy of draft comments on the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule.
After a tumultuous two-week period at the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, the board is expected to promulgate a new COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) on June 17.
CHA has submitted comments to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on Cal/OSHA’s June 8 emergency regulations pertaining to the stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE), which define “normal consumption” as the average consumption of specified PPE type and size over a two-year period, with a 200% cap.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), finding that Republican-led states and individual plaintiffs behind the case lacked legal standing to challenge the law. The Trump administration had supported the lawsuit, which argued that the ACA was rendered unconstitutional after Congress got rid of the penalty for not having health insurance […]
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Following a year-and-a-half of advocacy by CHA, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on June 8 announced that it has discontinued Central Line Insertion Practices (CLIP) reporting by hospitals, effective immediately.
On June 10, after much fanfare and expectation, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard for hospitals and other health care settings. However, existing California guidance and regulations on masking and social distancing must be followed by California hospitals.
In an effort to further advance COVID-19 vaccination, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is encouraging general acute care hospitals and acute psychiatric hospitals to vaccinate patients prior to discharge. CDPH makes this recommendation in All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-20 , which was released on June 9.
On June 7, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated COVID-19 testing recommendations for both health care personnel (HCP) and patients at general acute care hospitals (GACHs). The revised All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-88.1 reflects updated recommendations in light of HCP and patients now, in many cases, being fully vaccinated.
Last year, to combat COVID-19, Gov. Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2537 (Rodriguez), which required all acute care hospitals to create and maintain a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) equal to three months of normal consumption. As the phrase “normal consumption” was undefined in the bill, this created significant confusion for hospitals.