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.  

Hospital Executive Helps Break Stigma of Mental Illness

In an effort to combat the stigma associated with mental illness, Mitch Gluck, assistant hospital administrator at San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital, shared his and his family’s personal experience with Our Health California, a digital community focused on health care.

Therapy Services and Rehab Center Regulatory Review

March 7, 2019
10:00  – 11:30 a.m., Pacific Time

The California Department of Public Health’s Center for Health Care Quality is seeking stakeholder input on possible changes to Title 22 state regulations for several areas relating to hospital provision of therapy, rehabilitation and other services.   Comments are due by March 22, 2019. 

For each therapy service area, Title 22 regulations include provisions addressing requirements for staff and staff supervision, space, and equipment and supplies. 

CMS Issues Guidance on Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Reporting Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional guidance for laboratories that are required to report private payer data for laboratory tests under the clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS). CHA urges any hospital with a laboratory that bills Medicare on a Form CMS-1450 14x Type of Bill to carefully review the guidance to determine its status as an applicable laboratory.

‘Medi-Cal Explained’ Series Includes Resources on Beneficiaries, Services, Finances

A new informational series from the California Health Care Foundation explains various facets of the Medi-Cal program, including a program overview, challenges of program eligibility and enrollment, the process and challenges of payments to Medi-Cal managed care plans, the 2019 edition of Medi-Cal facts and figures, the intersection of Medi-Cal and behavioral health, and the Medi-Cal budget process.

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

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