The agenda for CHA’s Caring for Our Patients Who Are Homeless Summit — Dec. 11 in Riverside — will include unique approaches for discharging patients experiencing homelessness, ideas for helping to stop a generational cycle of homelessness, and other insightful discussions attendees can adapt for their own hospitals.
CHA has submitted comments on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records (Part 2) regulations.
CHA will host a seminar Nov. 19 in Sacramento and Nov. 21 in Pasadena featuring California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Deputy Director Heidi Steinecker, who will share her vision and plan for change within the CDPH Center for Health Care Quality.
In a win for providers, a federal judge has ruled that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) exceeded its statutory authority when it reduced payments for clinic visits furnished in excepted off-campus provider-based departments, which were specifically excluded from the Balanced Budget Act of 2015.
CHA has issued a detailed summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, of the two proposed rules on the confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) patient information under the 42 CFR Part 2 regulations.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released two proposed rules last week about the confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) patient information. The first proposed rule includes several changes to the law governing medical records created by federally assisted substance use disorder (FASUD) programs, also known as the Part 2 regulations.
Wildfires. Mudslides. Floods. Mass shootings. These once rare or infrequent events have become regular occurrences, and no two disasters are ever the same. Now more than ever, hospitals must reevaluate our procedures and redefine preparation.
CHA’s members-only Hospital Employee Safety and Workers’ Compensation Seminar is coming March 14 to Costa Mesa and March 20 to Sacramento. While providing a safe work environment is always the goal, hospitals need to understand how to get their employees the help they need when they get injured, while remaining compliant with California employment law.
Federal law requires hospitals and other HIPAA-covered entities to report all 2018 HIPAA privacy breaches affecting fewer than 500 patients to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by March 1. This requirement also applies to hospitals that have already notified affected patients and the California Department of Public Health.
CHA has released the 10th edition of the Hospital Compliance Manual, written specifically to help California’s hospital compliance officers, chief financial officers, legal counsel, and risk managers stay abreast of pertinent state and federal laws. The manual focuses on high-risk compliance issues and addresses the key components of an effective compliance plan.