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Also on Sept. 9, CDPH revised its quarantine guidance for health care workers with the release of AFL 21-08.4. The guidance now includes a section titled “Return to Work for Hospital HCP diagnosed with COVID-19.” This section specifies that during critical staffing shortages, as a last resort, hospitals may consider allowing HCP with suspected or confirmed […]
On Sept. 9, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-34, which further clarifies implementation of the Aug. 5 state health order that requires health care worker vaccination by Sept. 30.
The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission has released a new Suicide Incidence and Rate Dashboard, an addition to the Transparency Suite.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is rescinding prior audit denials for hospitals that failed to qualify for the “mid-build exception” to the site-neutral payment policy. CMS will review each previously failing provider’s audit findings for compliance with statutory requirements, as well as for accuracy and completeness.
CHA has issued a members-only copy of draft comments on the calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule. CHA encourages members to use the draft as a template for their own comments, which are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 17.
On Sept. 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule detailing the enforcement provisions related to the No Surprises Act (NSA). The proposed rule:
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released three new hospital-directed payment data sets, available via the Secure File Transfer Protocol site (the site is only intended for file transfers, and uploaded files will be deleted within 45 days).
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will make available $25.5 billion in additional COVID-19 relief funding. The application portal for the additional funding will open on Sept. 29. Additionally, the agency also announced a 60-day grace period for Reporting Period 1 and provided initial details on the Phase 3 […]
On Sept. 7, CDPH released AFL 20-46.3 on urgent staffing shortages. The only substantive update to this AFL is that the state has discontinued its cost sharing of staffing resources through the state staffing contract. The state previously announced in late spring 2021 that it would discontinue that cost-sharing program, and this AFL removes references […]