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CMS Issues FFY 2020 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system (IRF PPS) for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020. If finalized, the provisions would be effective Oct. 1, 2020.

Standing Strong to Care for Patients

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We all know that hospitals are more than just buildings, but sometimes the bricks and mortar matter — and hospital leaders know better than anyone that our buildings are among the safest in the world.

Since the 1992 Northridge earthquake, you’ve invested billions to meet world-class seismic safety requirements. As a result, communities across the state can rest assured that every patient, employee, and visitor in a hospital will be safe when the next earthquake strikes.

DHCS Releases 2017-18 Phase 2 Volume Charts for Hospital Fee Directed Payments

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Last Friday, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released state fiscal year (SFY) 2017-18 Phase 2 encounter volume charts for the Hospital Fee Program to all health plans and hospitals. The data cover Jan. 1 – June 30, 2018, and are available via the secure file transfer protocol site.

Patient-Directed Access for Competition to Bend the Cost Curve

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Many of you have received the email: Microsoft HealthVault is shutting down. By some accounts, Microsoft has spent over $1 Billion on a valiant attempt to create a patient-centered health information system. They were not greedy. They adopted standards that I worked on for about a decade. They generously funded non-profit Patient Privacy Rights to create an innovative privacy policy in a green field situation. They invited trusted patient surrogates like the American Heart Association to participate in the launch. They stuck with it for almost a dozen years. They failed.

Editorial: The cost of irresponsible tech transfer

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The government and academic medical centers need to rethink their technology transfer policies, which have allowed the price of specialty drugs to soar to unsustainable heights.

The latest targeted therapies for cancer and genetic diseases are coming to market with price tags approaching a half-million dollars per patient. What most have in common are their origins in academic or government labs funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Comment Deadline Extended for Interoperability Proposed Rules

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In response to requests from CHA and other stakeholders, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the comment period for its two proposed rules on interoperability and information blocking to June 3.

CHA Member Forum: Interoperability Proposed Rules

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Please find materials for the April 19 CHA member forum on the interoperability proposed rules issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

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