The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a Special Open Door Forum on Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. (PT) to discuss its final rule to modernize and clarify the regulations that interpret the Medicare physician self-referral law, also known as the Stark Law.
CHA recognizes that with the Jan. 15, 2021, reporting requirement for Assembly Bill 2537 and its April 1, 2021, personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile deadlines right around the corner, hospitals are struggling with how to meet the new law’s obligations. Following is an update on CHA’s advocacy efforts with Cal/OSHA, which began shortly after the bill was signed.
On Nov. 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its final rule to modernize and clarify the regulations that interpret the Medicare physician self-referral law, also known as the Stark Law.
CHA will host a webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 to help hospitals’ visitation guidelines comply with recent COVID-19 requirements. Experts from CHA and Sutter Health will examine the laws and latest guidance on visitation policies and share real-world experiences to help hospitals and health systems strike the right balance. Additional details and registration information are available here.
CHA will hold its annual meetings for members with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) leadership and district offices via webinar on Nov. 4 and 10.
On Sept. 18, Gov. Newsom signed Assembly Bill 685 (Reyes, D-Grand Terrace), requiring employers to provide notice to employees and their representatives when an employee has been exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace. The law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2021.
Join CHA for a webinar from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29 on how new state labor and employment laws, some COVID-19 related, affect hospitals and health systems.
CHA has submitted comments to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on its proposed regulations on hospital adverse events.
On Monday, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance for health care providers on complying with federal civil rights laws during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The guidance focuses on prohibitions against discrimination based on race, color, and national origin, and includes many practical considerations and actions hospitals can take to ensure equitable access to care.
On July 3, the California Department of Public Health issued two sets of proposed regulations for public comment. One regulation package addresses hospital adverse events reporting, while the other addresses medical information breach reporting. CHA is analyzing the proposals and will submit comments.