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.
CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on Aug. 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. (PT) to discuss implementation of the No Surprises Act and to help members understand the notice and consent process, along with qualifying payment calculation.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a national stakeholder call at 12:30 p.m. (PT) on July 22 to discuss the interim final rule with comment period implementing the No Surprises Act, which addresses surprise medical billing at the federal level.
March 24, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Pacific Time
A complimentary, CHA members-only webinar
The No Surprises Act was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. It addresses surprise medical billing for federally-regulated plans and in states without surprise billing laws. Most sections of the legislation are effective Jan. 1, 2022. As the name implies, this Act prohibits patients from getting surprise bills in certain out-of-network situations. The Departments of Health & Human Services, Treasury and Labor will issue regulations and guidance to implement numerous provisions.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the interim final rule with comment period implementing the No Surprises Act. Comments are due to the Departments of Health & Human Services, Labor, and Treasury by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 7.
On July 9, President Biden issued an executive order with the stated intent of promoting competition in the American economy. The order is wide-ranging and addresses agriculture, defense, financial services, information technology, telecommunications, and transportation as well as the health care sector.
On July 2, the Supreme Court agreed to hear American Hospital Association v. Becerra, a case that challenges Medicare’s 22.5% payment reduction to hospitals for certain separately payable outpatient drugs acquired under the 340B program.
On June 8, Cal/OSHA submitted emergency regulations to the Office of Administrative Law to define “normal consumption.” As currently drafted, the emergency regulation defines “normal consumption” as the average consumption of specified personal protective equipment (PPE) type and size over a two- year period, with a 200% cap. This approach raises significant concerns, as CHA believes that […]
CHA has issued a comment letter 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.