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.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:Read more
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a listening session on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT) to provide more details on the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP).Read more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updated guidance associated with the Aug. 25, 2020, interim final rule with comment period, which established long-term care facility testing requirements for staff and residents.Read more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the ordering process for monoclonal antibody drugs has transitioned from the direct ordering process to a state-coordinated distribution system, similar to the process previously used from November 2020 to February 2021.Read more
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule are effective for FFY 2022 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.Read more
On Sept. 15, CHA sent letters to California’s Health and Human Services Secretary and Attorney General.Read more
- Sept. 27: Provider Relief Funds Updates
- Oct. 21: Improving the Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act: What Does the Future Hold Post-Pandemic?
- Oct. 26: CDPH Leadership Updates and District Sessions
- The Hospital Quality Institute’s “Care for the Caregiver” webinar is available as an on-demand recording.
For more information about CHA education programs, visit calhospital.org/education-publications.