On April 27 and 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health will host a two-day virtual forum highlighting its renewed focus on health equity, addressing structural racism in health care, and establishing federal agencies’ roles as equity partners.
CHA has issued a detailed, members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system proposed rule recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 7.
CHA has issued a detailed, members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system proposed rule recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 7.
On April 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its quarantine and work restriction recommendations following travel, no longer recommending quarantine or work restrictions after travel for those who are asymptomatic.
On April 13, the House Energy & Commerce Committee wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Xavier Becerra, urging HHS to enforce the hospital price transparency rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The final rule became effective on Jan. 1.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced the availability of web-based training on conducting a standardized cognitive assessment and the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) for inpatient rehabilitation facility providers. The training includes interactive exercises to test knowledge related to the assessment and coding of the BIMS.
As part of its Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Learning Community, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) will host a free webinar from noon to 1 p.m. (PT) on April 15 on childbirth-related post traumatic stress disorder.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released revised proposed regulations on adverse events reporting on March 23 for a 15-day public comment period. On April 6, CHA submitted its comment letter. This reiterates CHA’s previous comments where clarification was still needed, namely:
CHA reminds members that 2020 data for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program must be submitted by Thursday, April 1 at 8:59 a.m. (PT). Program participants are required to register and attest through the QualityNet Secure Portal.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:
ONC Updates Information Blocking FAQs
Medicare Shared Savings Program: Application Deadlines for January 1, 2022, Start Date
Update to Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Payment Limits
PT During COVID-19 & Response to Texas Storm
Home Health Payment Corrections