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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a new guide called Helping Your Loved One Who is Suicidal: A Guide for Family and Friends.
This guide is designed to help families who have a loved one who is suicidal or has made a suicide attempt. It provides information on understanding suicide, warning signs and action steps to take, and ways to prevent future attempts and keep a loved one safe.
On June 7, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated COVID-19 testing recommendations for both health care personnel (HCP) and patients at general acute care hospitals (GACHs). The revised All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-88.1 reflects updated recommendations in light of HCP and patients now, in many cases, being fully vaccinated.Read more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound Medicare beneficiaries.Read more
Providers may request an interim reconciliation report from Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) for California, that summarizes the amount of Medicare Advanced and Accelerated Payment (MAAP) repayments recouped compared to the amounts still outstanding.Read more
Last year, to combat COVID-19, Gov. Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2537 (Rodriguez), which required all acute care hospitals to create and maintain a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) equal to three months of normal consumption. As the phrase “normal consumption” was undefined in the bill, this created significant confusion for hospitals.
On June 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a member forum to present an overview of the draft request for proposal for the Medi-Cal managed care plan (MCP) contract and the upcoming Medi-Cal MCP procurement that was released by the Department of Health Care Services on June 1.
Ryan Witz, CHA vice president of health care initiatives, will explain the proposal and how it can affect your hospital. This is also an opportunity for members to provide reactions and feedback for CHA’s comment letter to DHCS.
- June 17: Member Forum on Draft Medi-Cal Managed Care RFP
- June 23: White Bagging — Medication Distribution Payer Changes Webinar
- 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.
On June 3, after a tumultuous, multi-hour virtual hearing, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved a new emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19.Read more