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.  

CMS Issues CY 2021 End-Stage Renal Disease PPS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rule updating the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2021. The proposed rule also includes updates to the acute kidney injury dialysis payment rate and changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program. Comments on the proposed rule are due Sept. 4.  

Updates for the Week of July 13

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​

Corrected IRF Provider Preview Reports Now Available 
LTCH Provider Preview Reports Now Available 
HQRP COVID-19 PHE Tip Sheet Available 

State Health Leaders Call for Suicide Screening

Citing concern about COVID-19’s immediate and long-term impact on individuals’ mental health, the directors of the Department of Health Care Services and California Department of Public Health, and the state Surgeon General, have called on all California medical and behavioral health providers to ask four suicide screening questions of the people they care for.

Hospital Licensing Fees Increase, but Less Than Expected

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released its final fee schedule for the state fiscal year 2020-21. While  licensing fees have increased, the increase is significantly less than CDPH proposed in February. Specifically, fees statewide were proposed to increase 28%, but instead have increased 15%. Fees in Los Angeles County were proposed to increase 35%, but instead have increased 20%.  

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