Hospitals Encouraged to Preview January 2022 Public Reporting Data by Nov. 18 

CHA reminds providers that the deadline to preview the January 2022 public reporting hospital data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid is Nov. 18.   CHA encourages hospitals to thoroughly review the data, as it will be publicly reported on the Care Compare website in January 2022.   The preview period is for hospitals and facilities participating in the hospital inpatient quality reporting, hospital […]

CMS Issues Final Revisions of Co-Location Guidance 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final guidance on hospital co-location with other hospitals or health care facilities.   The guidance — which is revised from earlier 2019 draft guidance — clarifies how CMS and state surveyors will evaluate space-sharing or contracted staff and service arrangements for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. CHA is reviewing the draft guidance and will […]

CMS, OSHA Issue Regulations on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an interim final rule with comment period, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, including but not limited to hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities.