On Aug. 23, the state Attorney General (AG) sent a letter to 191 California perinatal health care facilities asking them to submit, by Sept. 20, proof of compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 464 (Statutes of 2019, Ch. 533). This law requires hospitals to provide initial and refresher training to perinatal personnel on implicit bias in maternity care, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
CHA submitted comments on the calendar year (CY) 2022 physician fee schedule proposed rule. In the letter, CHA: Urges CMS to work with Congress to address significant payment reductions to the proposed conversion factor and physician payments Urges CMS to continue to support the expansion of telehealth by finalizing proposals to maintain Category 3 telehealth services until the end of CY […]
CHA submitted comments on the interim final rule with comment period implementing the No Surprises Act. In the letter, while CHA supports efforts to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs for health care, CHA raises a number of concerns with provisions of the interim final rule, including the qualified payment amount calculation and notice and consent process. Additionally, CHA asks the tri-agencies to protect patients from confusion and consumers from higher premiums — resulting from […]
On Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT), CHA — in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) — will host the annual CDPH Leadership Updates and District Sessions meeting.
On Aug. 24, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-33, which requests that hospitals and other licensed facilities provide contact information for a designated emergency contact and, optionally, an alternate point of contact. CDPH requests these updates from time to time through an AFL.
On Aug. 24, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued guidance to health care facilities and providers reminding them of their obligation to comply with state and federal health data privacy laws.
Don’t miss this annual opportunity to connect with CDPH’s Center for Health Care Quality leadership and your district representatives.
On Aug. 20, CDPH issued FAQs on the state public health officer order on hospital visitation. This health order requires vaccine verification or proof of a COVID-19 test for visitors of hospitals and other facilities. The FAQs provide clarifications, in addition to those issued in All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-31, on who is covered by the order and who is […]
On Aug. 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the several price transparency requirements related to health plans and included in the No Surprises Act.
CHA members are invited to register for DataGen’s webinar on the federal fiscal year 2022 inpatient prospective payment system final rule and analysis on Sept. 2 at noon (PT). Registration is required, and a recording will be available.