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CDPH Issues Revised AFL on Interdisciplinary Team Decisions in SNFs

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-83.1, which clarifies previously issued guidance on the interdisciplinary team (IDT) medical decision-making process for skilled-nursing facility residents who are unable to provide informed consent and do not have a representative to make decisions on their behalf.  

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The California Hospital Association (CHA) is the statewide leader representing and advocating the interests of hospitals, health systems, and other health care providers in California in the legislative and regulatory arenas.

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Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDC Allocates $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has allocated $22 billion in funding for states, localities, and territories in response to the pandemic, as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. California will receive $1.696 billion for testing activities and $357 million […]

CHA Comments on Proposed Changes to Cost Report Form

Today, CHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposed changes to the CMS 2552-10 Hospital and Health Care Complex Cost Report, which is used by the agency to determine a hospital’s reasonable cost in furnishing medical services to Medicare beneficiaries and calculate the hospital reimbursement.  

Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard FAQs

On Jan. 8, Cal/OSHA updated its FAQs on the COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) that took effect on Nov. 30. Of note for hospitals, Cal/OSHA added two new questions that help to reconcile the scope of the ETS with the Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard.