In response to providers’ recent challenges implementing new requirements for opioid prescriptions, the governor has signed into law a bill that allows a transition period before the requirements become effective.
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On March 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., CHA will host a lobby day for members to share their concerns about Proposition 55 revenue with Senate and Assembly budget subcommittee members and legislative leadership.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a series of resources intended to help providers incorporate, in their disaster planning, strategies to care for patients with serious mental illness.
On March 14 from 9-10:30 a.m. (PT), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a second webinar to provide guidance to health plans and hospitals on changes to the network provider requirements under the Hospital Fee Program.
CHA has issued a regulatory calendar outlining anticipated federal action in 2019. Calendar timelines are derived from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Unified Agenda and include the regulations on which CHA has already submitted comments or anticipates doing so.
Today, CHA submitted comments responding to Covered California’s request for information on contractual obligations for qualified health plans.
UC Davis Health has named Plumas District Hospital as its newest Rural Center of Excellence, a designation that recognizes the Quincy-based provider as a training site for UC Davis medical students and for its emphasis on quality clinical care – particularly in maternity services, medical training, and performance improvement.
Yesterday, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released updated resources for its 340B Good Stewardship Principles. To date, more than 60 percent of California’s 340B hospitals have signed on to the AHA commitment.
Gov. Newsom has appointed Mark Ghaly, practicing pediatrician and director of health and social impact for Los Angeles County, as secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency. According to the Governor’s announcement, Ghaly will help advance proposals to lower prescription drug costs and provide coverage to young undocumented adults, among other health care agenda items.
CHA has issued detailed summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, of the interoperability proposed rules recently published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).