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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.  

Board Of Pharmacy Issues Reminder on New E-Prescribing Laws

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented in 2009 the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program, which uses incentive payments and payment adjustments to encourage the use of qualified electronic prescribing systems. For questions regarding the eRx Incentive Program or eRx payment adjustments, or for assistance submitting a hardship exemption request, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at (866) 288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715-6222) or via [email protected] For additional information and resources, visit www.CMS.gov/ERxIncentive

CHA Advocacy Materials Available for Members’ Use

CHA has posted resources to support each of its eight advocacy priorities for 2022. The materials include key messages, an issue brief, and infographic for each topic and are designed to assist members when talking with policymakers, the media, or the public about these issues. 

Waiver Allows Prescriber Dispensing of COVID-19 Oral Therapeutic Medication to ED Patients

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented in 2009 the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program, which uses incentive payments and payment adjustments to encourage the use of qualified electronic prescribing systems. For questions regarding the eRx Incentive Program or eRx payment adjustments, or for assistance submitting a hardship exemption request, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at (866) 288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715-6222) or via [email protected] For additional information and resources, visit www.CMS.gov/ERxIncentive

HHS Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration to April 16

The Department of Health & Human Services has renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declaration for an additional 90 days, effective Jan. 16.   The 90-day renewal puts the PHE in place through April 16 and ensures flexibilities like waivers and special rules tied to the declaration remain in place for providers. The Biden administration has committed to providing states with a 60-day […]

Ahead of Omicron Peak, Time to Act Is Running Short

In the throes of the current omicron surge, where hospitalizations are growing daily and the peak is still projected before the end of the month, it’s essential that state health leaders seriously consider every tool at their disposal to alleviate a treacherous gap between the number of Californians who need hospital care and the number of qualified staff available to provide that care. 

CHA Education Events

Jan. 25: Provider Relief Funds Updates Reporting Period 2, Phase 4 Payment Methodology & Reconsideration Period Feb. 2: 2022 IPPS Final Rule: Funding Opportunities to Expand Resident Training Programs 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.

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

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