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CMS Removes COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule withdrawing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. They include but are not limited to hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities.
CHA Supports Publication of Opinion in Employee Termination Case
The California Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion in Hodges v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that was originally designated as “not to be published” (meaning it could not be cited as precedent in other cases). However, CHA believed that it could provide a helpful precedent for other hospitals and submitted a letter brief requesting that […]
CHA Issues Draft Comments on FFY 2024 IRF, SNF, and IPF PPS Proposed Rules
CHA has issued members-only draft comments on the federal fiscal year 2024 inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS), skilled-nursing facility (SNF) PPS, and inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) PPS proposed rules. CHA encourages members to use the drafts as a template to submit their own comment letters.
Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period 5 Opens July 1
CHA is reminding members that Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting period 5 opens on July 1, 2023. This reporting period covers funds received Jan. 1 through June 30, 2022. PRF recipients have until June 30, 2023, to use any funds received during this time frame to offset expenses or lost revenue related to COVID-19.
CHA Letter to Congressional Delegation Outlines Concerns About Reducing Medicare Payments
CHA sent a letter to the California congressional delegation outlining concerns about reducing Medicare payments to hospitals as a result of a provision of the Promoting Access to Treatments and Increasing Extremely Needed Transparency (PATIENT) Act (H.R. 3561).
AHA Issues Member Advisory as Debt Ceiling Negotiations Continue
As noted in CHA News last week, hospitals’ Medicare and Medicaid payments are at risk if an agreement to raise the nation’s borrowing limit, known as the debt ceiling, isn’t reached. As negotiations continue between President Biden and Speaker McCarthy, our national partners at the American Hospital Association have put together this Member Advisory to […]
Deadline Extended to Ask Congress and CMS to Fix Inadequate Medicare Inpatient Payment Proposal
Last week, CHA issued an alert on the inadequate Medicare inpatient payment proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The deadline for members of Congress to sign a bipartisan letter asking CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to ensure next year’s Medicare payments to hospitals accurately reflect the cost of providing care has been […]
Hospital Council to Host Webinar on Energy Savings Program for PG&E Health Care Customers
During a June 8 webinar hosted by Hospital Council, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about PG&E’s Healthcare Energy Fitness Initiative.