The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare will reduce the beneficiary coinsurance amount for 34 Part B prescription drugs between $1 and $618 per average dose from Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2023.
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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Office for Civil Rights have updated its Security Risk Assessment Tool to help health care providers identify and assess potential risks to electronic protected health information, as required by the HIPAA Security Rule.
In response to the California Legislature’s passage of SB 525 (Durazo), the California Hospital Association and SEIU California released
the following statements.
CHA will host a webinar on Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. (PT) to explain what information is needed to complete the upcoming seismic reports for the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI).
CHA, the California Medical Association (CMA), Texas Medical Association, and Texas Hospital Association will cohost a free webinar on the new federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program rules, which expand eligibility for California and Texas physicians. The webinar will take place on Sept. 28 at 12:15 p.m. (PT).
The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) and the Hospital Building Safety Board will host two in-person workshops on Oct. 5 and Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (PT).
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights released a proposed rule updating and clarifying requirements that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in programs receiving financial assistance from the department, including health care.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the proposed rule that would establish new staffing standards for long-term care facilities, including skilled-nursing facilities.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released an All-Facilities Letter (AFL) on the nurse ratio regulations. In addition to restating the administrative penalties for non-compliance, AFL 23-27 clarifies what constitutes an “unpredictable” and “uncontrollable” situation affecting staffing levels which would excuse non-compliance.