The newsroom includes access to CHA News, which provides timely information to members every Monday and Thursday and is at the core of CHA benefits. In addition, it is also home to resources such as toolkits and talking points designed to help member hospitals and health systems communicate with internal and external audiences on a range of current health care-related issues. Links to CHA media statements and press releases can also be found here.
On June 11, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements. As requested by CHA and others, the revised guidance extends the time granted to recipients to use the funds. CHA developed an updated overview of the PRF requirements.
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.Read more
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued a proposed rule to rescind a Trump-era final rule requiring federally qualified health centers to fully pass along discounts they received from the 340B drug discount program for insulin and EpiPens to low-income or uninsured patients.Read more
CHA has submitted comments to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on Cal/OSHA’s June 8 emergency regulations pertaining to the stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE), which define “normal consumption” as the average consumption of specified PPE type and size over a two-year period, with a 200% cap.Read more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional information on the accurate completion of post-acute care patient assessment tools.
Through inquiries to the Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Program Help Desk, CMS identifies the opportunity to clarify or refine guidance. The quarterly Frequently Asked Questions consolidate information from June 2020 to June 2021 relating to the completion of the inpatient rehabilitation facility patient assessment instrument and the long-term care hospital continuity assessment and record evaluation.
With the state moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy as of June 15, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued updated recommendations for hospital visitation and continues to require face coverings for individuals visiting hospitals and other health care facilities.Read more
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21- 19, which provides annual notification of the availability of federal civil money penalty (CMP) funds to support projects that improve care and quality of life for skilled-nursing facility residents.Read more