CHA News Article

2013 California Hospital Compliance Manual Now Available

The California Hospital Compliance Manual has been updated for 2013 to reflect changes to Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement requirements, including physician supervision, repeat admissions, same-day readmissions, leaves of absence and much more. Written specifically for California hospitals, it covers both state and federal laws and clarifies complex areas of compliance that are often misunderstood and that put hospitals at legal and financial risk. This comprehensive manual features more than 500 pages of key issues and laws that hospitals must address in an effective compliance program.Topics include hospital compliance plans, federal and state False Claims Acts, submission of accurate claims information, proper cost-reporting practices, physician self-referral, anti-kickback laws, repayment and self-disclosure, hospital fair pricing policies, issues for tax-exempt hospitals, and hospital licensing and certification. The 2013 edition also includes a new chapter and chart on hospital required signage. 

The manual was updated by attorneys with Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, and Lois Richardson, CHA vice president, legal publications and education, under the direction of attorney Lloyd Bookman. To order the manual and view a complete list of contents, visit