Several new resources are available for post-acute care providers to assist in their assessment and coding of key patient assessment measures, including self-care and mobility, falls, and pressure ulcers/ injuries.
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CHA is providing members a summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the home health prospective payment system final rule for calendar year 2022. The provisions of the final rule are effective Jan. 1, 2022.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will implement three new ICD-10 diagnosis codes for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status, effective April 1, 2022. Additionally, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement seven new ICD-10 procedure codes for COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines, effective April 1, 2022.
Rep. Doris Matsui, along with three congressional colleagues, submitted a letter earlier this week to White House COVID-19 Response Team Coordinator Jeffrey Zients inquiring about the extreme prices being reported for nurse staffing agencies in some states, including California.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has reversed the prior administration’s policy on pre-market review exception for COVID-19 laboratory-developed tests that allowed the tests to be offered prior to or without FDA authorization.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality has issued important updates to guidance for skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).
In case you missed it, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced on July 16 in All-Facilities Letter 20-26.9 that the statewide space waiver for hospitals, which was set to expire July 17, has been extended until Sept. 30.
CHA has submitted comments to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on its proposed regulations on hospital adverse events.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week: