Crime does not stop because of COVID-19. The increasing sophistication and frequency of ransomware, phishing, and hacking attacks mean that the health care industry is more vulnerable than ever to cybersecurity threats. On Feb. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a webinar that will discuss firsthand hospital experience with attacks in late 2020 and how to safeguard patient care and protect operations.
CHA has released a toolkit to help hospitals comply with the COVID-19 workplace notice requirements in a new California law — Assembly Bill 685 — that takes effect Jan. 1, 2021.
CHA has issued summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the recently finalized rules issued by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on the Stark Law and anti-kickback statute. The regulations are effective Jan. 19, 2021.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has announced proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule. The changes aim to increase patients’ access to their health information, improve care coordination, and reduce the regulatory burden for providers and health plans. CHA is analyzing the proposed regulation and will provide members with additional details in the coming weeks.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a final rule revising safe harbors under the anti-kickback statute, as well as civil monetary penalty rules for beneficiary inducements. The regulations are effective Jan. 19, 2021.
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.