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CHA Launches Redesigned Website 

In case you haven’t seen it yet, CHA has modernized and redesigned its website for desktop and mobile. Designed to help members find the information they need quicker and easier, the new site reorganizes the materials CHA provides, sorting them by the topics that matter most to members. Content can be filtered not just by […]

AB 1400 (Kalra, D-San Jose)

Also known as the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, or CalCare, AB 1400 would create a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program in California. It would cover a wide range of medical benefits and services and require a governing board to seek all waivers necessary and allow existing federal health care payments […]

AB 1130 (Wood, D-Santa Rosa)

AB 1130 would establish, within the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), an Office of Health Care Affordability. The office would analyze the health care market for cost trends and drivers, develop policies for lowering health care spending costs for consumers, set and enforce cost targets, and create a state strategy for controlling […]

CMS Recoupment of Medicare Advanced Payments Began March 30  

Claims recoupment for providers that received a Medicare Advanced and Accelerated Payment (AAP) will begin on the one-year anniversary from the date the provider received the payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the earliest recoupments for the first providers to receive an AAP payment began on March 30. In […]

Updates for the Week of March 29

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​ Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist May 2021 Quarter 4 2020 Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Clinical Data Due May 3 Submission of Calendar Year 2020 Outpatient Web-based Measure Data Due May 17 Medicare Part A Cost Report: Easier File Uploads for e-Filing in […]

CHA Education Events

April 14: Root Cause Analysis Innovation Virtual Summit April 20: COVID-19: Preparing for Potential Litigation Webinar April 22: Supply Chain Diversity – How to Comply with New OSHPD Statutes Webinar April 28: ED Resources – Managing Youth in a Behavioral Health Crisis Webinar The Hospital Quality Institute’s “Care for the Caregiver” webinar is available as […]

The Long Fight for Financial Relief

Late last month, the respected health care financial analyst Kaufman Hall released its latest examination of the condition of hospitals as the nation continues to toil through the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the conclusions is something hospital leaders know all too well. From the report: “As many push for a rapid return to ‘normal,’ hospital and […]

CMS Resumes Hospital Survey Activities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will immediately resume hospital survey activities for all complaints. Previously, CMS was operating under guidance — which expired March 22 — limiting surveys to Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) complaints. Effective March 23, survey activity resumed in accordance with non-long-term care guidance issued on August 17. In the updated guidance, CMS details the following: