Last week, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent hospitals invoices covering the first 18 months of managed care cycles for the 2017-19 Hospital Fee Program. Fees are due to DHCS March 13.
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The Department of Health Care Services has released its monthly Stakeholder Communication Update with information on key programs and services, including the Assisted Living Waiver renewal, Diabetes Prevention Program implementation, Pediatric Palliative Care Waiver, and Medi-Cal telehealth policy.
Earlier this week, Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH — CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles and a member of the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Board of Trustees — was named as a recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. The award recognizes her commitment to serving the South Los Angeles area, a long-underserved community with a severe shortage of health care providers.
Later this year, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will modify access to the Hospital Presumptive Eligibility (HPE) Application Portal. Providers who have not yet updated their HPE user information should do so to ensure they do not lose access to the portal.
SACRAMENTO (February 11, 2019) — Calvin “Cal” Knight, president & CEO of John Muir Health in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, will serve as the chair of the California Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees in 2019.
Here’s a statement that wasn’t true 10 or even five years ago: Consumer choice is driving healthcare transformation. As the expectations and experiences influencing choice change, healthcare must evolve to meet consumers when, where and how they are making those choices. This comes as no surprise to us in marketing and brand experience—we see it every day, in every interaction. It’s happened in all other sectors of our economy, and now consumerism is dramatically changing the healthcare landscape and expectations.
In the most recent legal battle pitting healthcare providers against their hometown governments, two Pennsylvania municipal agencies last month sued two not-for-profit hospital systems. The goal was to regain property taxes by proving the not-for-profits operate very much like for-profits.
It’s played out in state after state. Cash-strapped local officials eye the behemoths taking up blocks of valuable land while paying zero taxes year after year, despite turning a profit. They start questioning what those hospital systems have done for them lately. Health fairs usually don’t cut it.
CHA has provided member hospitals and health systems with revised reports to provide them with a comparative review of the wage and occupational mix data that will be used to develop the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 Medicare hospital wage index.
A new report identifies the clinical capacity of and training needs for the state’s nursing workforce, particularly RN surpluses and shortages by region. The report is the culmination of a landmark initiative to identify innovative solutions for the most challenging nursing education issues facing California.
Earlier this week, a California appellate court issued a published decision interpreting California’s reporting time pay requirement. While the decision in Ward v. Tilly’s Inc. was not unanimous and could be appealed to the California Supreme Court, employers should take note of the case’s reasoning.