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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.  

State Waivers Set to Expire

On June 11, Gov. Newsom issued Executive Order E-08-21, which establishes expiration dates for certain waivers of state laws implemented due to the COVID-19 state of emergency. CHA has created a chart identifying the waivers that impact hospitals and their expiration dates.

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CMS Updates Guidance for IRF, LTCH Patient Assessment

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. 

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Jan Emerson-Shea
Vice President, External Affairs
(916) 552-7516

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