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Hospital Fundraising Opportunities

With the holiday season upon us and another year coming to an end, there is still time to safely fundraise for your hospital volunteer program. Learn more from hospital volunteer leadership conference sponsors, See’s Candies and Masquerade Fundraising, about fundraising opportunities that best fit your hospital program.  ’Tis the See’son for Festive Fundraising with See’s […]

Application Deadlines for Phase 4 Provider Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan Rural Distribution Clarified

The Health Resources and Services Administration has clarified the deadline for the single application for the upcoming distribution of $25.5 billion in Phase 4 Provider Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan rural distributions. Applicants must complete the first step in the application process by submitting their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for IRS validation no later […]

Webinar will Detail Labor and Employment Updates for 2022

To help hospitals comply with the new labor and employment laws taking effect in January, CHA will host a free, members-only webinar on Nov. 9 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. (PT).  Gideon Baum, CHA vice president of policy who specializes in labor and employment issues surrounding hospitals, will provide updates and offer strategies on how CHA members can implement new laws and comply with California regulations.   In addition to the new laws affecting hospitals, webinar attendees will also have […]

New E-Prescribing Laws Take Effect Jan. 1, 2022

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

CMS Releases Billing Codes for Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Booster Shots 

On Oct. 20, the Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines to allow booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released new billing coding for the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Current billing codes, payment allowances, and effective dates are available online.  

Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Payment Adjustment Reconsiderations Due by Dec. 3 

Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) may submit a request for reconsideration if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) determined that the eligible hospital or CAH did not meet the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program requirements for the annual payment determination.   CMS notified hospitals that did not successfully demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record […]

CHA Education Events

Oct. 26: CDPH Leadership Updates and District Sessions Nov. 4: No Surprises Act: Dispute Resolution Process and Self-Pay Estimates Nov. 9: Labor and Employment Updates for 2022 Dec. 6 & 7: Behavioral Health Care Symposium – 2021 Forward Motion: Moving a Crisis Into Action The Hospital Quality Institute’s “Care for the Caregiver” webinar is available […]

Labor and Employment Updates for 2022

Join Gideon Baum, CHA’s Vice President of Policy who specializes in labor and employment issues surrounding hospitals, as he provides updates and suggests strategies on how CHA members can implement new laws and comply with California regulations.

A Call to Commitment on Longstanding Health Equity Challenges

Dr. Elaine Batchlor’s empathetic piece in The Atlantic last month lays bare — in a very personal way — how the pandemic has exacerbated health inequities that have developed over decades. Her piece also shines light on deeper biases — conscious and unconscious — that all who work in health care must be committed to overcome.