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CDPH Provides Information on Grant Opportunities for SNF Care

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21- 19, which provides annual notification of the availability of federal civil money penalty (CMP) funds to support projects that improve care and quality of life for skilled-nursing facility residents.  

As Pandemic Wanes, CHA Social Media Campaign Reminds Californians That Care Can’t Wait

To coincide with the state’s June 15 reopening, CHA has launched a social media campaign with updated messaging around emergency room avoidance.   These social media posts are meant to encourage people to get back to routine care now that COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the decline and vaccinations rates are high. This Twitter and Facebook campaign is scheduled to run for four weeks. 

Supreme Court Throws Out Challenge to Affordable Care Act

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), finding that Republican-led states and individual plaintiffs behind the case lacked legal standing to challenge the law.   The Trump administration had supported the lawsuit, which argued that the ACA was rendered unconstitutional after Congress got rid of the penalty for not having health insurance […]

John Muir Health takes test inventories to a new level

Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — but not every role gets the credit it deserves. At John Muir Health, a comprehensive approach to test processing and materials in the laboratory helped to speed diagnosis and save lives.

2021 Hospital Compliance Manual

New 2021 Edition coming soon! Check back soon for purchase options. 

Stay up-to-date with the most comprehensive resource created specifically to provide guidance to hospitals and health systems on how to comply with myriad California and federal statutes, regulations, and agency guidelines. The California Hospital Compliance Manual covers all applicable state and federal laws and focuses on high-risk compliance issues including fraud and abuse.

CHA Education Events

June 17: Member Forum on Draft Medi-Cal Managed Care RFP June 23: White Bagging — Medication Distribution Payer Changes Webinar June 25: Provider Relief Funds Updates 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.

Provider Relief Funds Updates Webinar

On Friday (6/11), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released updated Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements. As requested by CHA and others, the revised guidance extends the time granted to recipients to use the funds.

2021 Consent Manual

Overview The Consent Manual is your one-stop resource for all legal requirements related to patient consent for medical treatment, release of medical information, reporting requirements and more. It details exactly what the law requires and what you need to do to comply. New 2021 Edition Coming in July The Consent Manual addresses state and federal […]

HRSA Provides Funding to Rural Health Clinics for COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued $424.7 million in funding to over 4,200 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for COVID-19 testing and mitigation, providing $100,000 per RHC. Funds will be used to maintain and increase COVID-19 testing, expand access to testing for rural residents and broaden efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus in ways tailored to […]