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.
In the letter, while CHA supports efforts to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs for health care, CHA raises a number of concerns with provisions of the interim final rule, including the qualified payment amount calculation and notice and consent process.
Additionally, CHA asks the tri-agencies to protect patients from confusion and consumers from higher premiums — resulting from a rushed implementation of the No Surprises Act — by providing additional enforcement discretion.
CHA thanks members for their feedback, which helped inform comments, and will continue to partner with the tri-agencies to implement the No Surprises Act.
On Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT), CHA — in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) — will host the annual CDPH Leadership Updates and District Sessions meeting.Read more
Last week, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released new public service announcements (PSAs) and related digital content encouraging vaccination against COVID-19 for still-unvaccinated health care workers and members of the public.Read more
The California Department of Public Health is reminding all hospitals that they are required to report patient level information for each hospitalized person who tests positive for COVID-19. This reporting is required weekly.Read more
In the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS)/long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized a measure suppression policy for several hospital reporting programs. The policy is in response to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).Read more
Three federal laws enacted in 2020 created and funded a $186.5 billion Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to help hospitals and other health care providers manage the financial burden imposed by COVID-19. While initial distributions from the PRF reached hospitals quickly in early 2020, additional distributions have been both slow and fraught with challenging deadlines, unclear criteria for applications, and uncertain reporting requirements.Read more
- Sept. 14 & 15: Disaster Planning Virtual Conference
- Oct. 21: Improving the Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act: What Does the Future Hold Post-Pandemic?
- Oct. 26: CDPH Leadership Updates and District Sessions
- 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.
CHA communications highlights for August include:Read more