CHA actively assists hospital compliance officers, privacy officers and other hospital personnel regarding compliance with the myriad federal and state laws that govern hospital administration and the delivery of health care. CHA also sponsors legislation on behalf of California hospitals on issues related to compliance.
The California Hospital Compliance Manual covers high risk compliance issues including uses of information technology, the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback laws, physician self-referral, proper cost reporting practices, hospital fair pricing policies, and issues for nonprofit and tax-exempt hospitals. The manual also includes a model compliance plan that hospitals can adapt to fit their operations.
CHA actively assists hospital compliance officers, privacy
officers and other hospital personnel regarding compliance with
the myriad federal and state laws that govern hospital
administration and the delivery of health care. CHA also
sponsors legislation on behalf of California hospitals on issues
related to compliance.
The California Hospital Compliance
Manual covers high risk compliance issues including uses
of information technology, the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback
laws, physician self-referral, proper cost reporting practices,
hospital fair pricing policies, and issues for nonprofit and
tax-exempt hospitals. The manual also includes a model compliance
plan that hospitals can adapt to fit their operations.
June 23, 2020
9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Pacific Time
A complimentary, CHA members-only webinar
Writing an After Action Report (AAR) and Improvement Plan from a real event can be challenging enough. Having to write one in an ever-changing event that doesn’t have an end in sight can seem impossible. This webinar will discuss how a midterm AAR can bring together lessons learned to meet regulatory, accreditation, and grant requirements. You will be able to identify areas to change for a better response, and areas to share with other partners that can also help the community reaction.
“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures…” -Benet Wilson
COVID-19 is challenging America’s health care providers in ways we never imagined. To support them in making difficult decisions during times of scarce medical supplies, California’s health care leadership has been developing guidance that will help frontline health care workers make some of the hardest decisions of their lives.
Resources Conference: Bringing Order to Chaos, March
23-24 in Pasadena, will feature a session on addressing
unconscious bias in the workplace, including how it affects
patient care and professional relationships. Beginning this year,
a single conference replaces CHA’s former employee
safety/workers’ compensation seminar and its labor and employment
seminar, combining both into a one-and-a-half-day event.
Register by Feb. 10 for CHA’s upcoming Creating Care Partnerships
Conference, March 2-3 in Pasadena, to save $100 on
registration and take advantage of group room rates at the host
hotel, The Westin Pasadena.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued
guidance, in three different All Facilities Letters (AFLs),
about new laws that apply to hospitals and health facilities: one
regarding medical exams of sexual assault victims, one on
employees’ rights during a CDPH investigation or inspection, and
one on written notice to patients about their right to be free of
CHA members can now learn about the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services’ (CMS) discharge planning final rule in a
webinar. The 30-minute webinar offers a high-level overview
of the rule and solicits requests for more information and
clarification to inform CHA’s ongoing advocacy with CMS.
CHA has submitted its comment
letter in response to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG)
proposed rule to revise safe harbors under the anti-kickback
statute (AKS) and civil monetary penalty (CMP) rules regarding
beneficiary inducements. The proposed rule would create new safe
harbors for value-based arrangements and patient engagement, and
would expand other existing safe harbors.
CHA has submitted its comment
letter on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS)
proposed rule to modernize regulations under the physician
self-referral law – also known as the
Stark Law. While CHA generally supports many of the
provisions outlined in the proposed rule, additional changes are
needed to advance the shared goals of care coordination and
reduced administrative burden.
Registration for CHA’s annual Hospital Compliance Seminar is now
open. The event will be held Feb. 13 in Sacramento and will also
be live streamed, enabling attendees to join the seminar from the
comfort of their office or conference room and invite colleagues
to participate. The one-day seminar will review changes in state
and federal law and provide insights to help protect hospitals
and their staff.
Join your colleagues March 2-3 in Pasadena for CHA’s Creating Care Partnerships:
Beyond the Continuum conference, hosted by the Center
for Post-Acute Care. The day-and-a-half long program features an
innovative look at providing effective care transitions and
value-based care and offers continuing education.
Nearly 300 people will gather next week to learn more about the
positive changes happening in behavioral health care. CHA’s
annual Behavioral Health
Symposium, to be held Dec. 9-10 in Riverside, will deliver
valuable and timely information and provide an opportunity for
attendees to network with their peers.
Many California health care providers have not completed the
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) required to be submitted by Dec. 31
for Medicare compliance, according to an October audit conducted
by Livanta, the Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care
Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for California.
Registration is open for the Creating Care Partnerships:
Beyond the Continuum conference on March 2-3, 2020.
Hosted by CHA’s Center for Post-Acute Care, the conference will
highlight how hospitals are moving toward value-based care by
reaching across and beyond the care continuum.
This year’s agenda features “real-world” examples of innovative
care partnerships that support effective care transitions and
value-based care. In addition, clinical experts will address
timely topics such as patient activation, the impact of mental
health issues, and care for individuals experiencing
Tuition scholarships are available for anyone who has not
attended a Center for Post-Acute Care Conference since 2016. The
first 20 qualified recipients will receive an email confirming
their status, limited to one scholarship per facility.
Livanta – the Medicare beneficiary and family-centered care
quality improvement organization (BFCC-QIO) for California – will
be conducting a compliance audit on whether hospitals have
completed their required Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).
Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
cleared a modified Erbe USA Inc. ERBEFLO 24-hour
multi-patient endoscope connector for use. The modified port
connector now includes a backflow prevention feature designed to
help reduce the risk of cross-contamination that was
previously identified in a letter from the FDA in April 2018.
Questions should be directed to the FDA’s Division of Industry
and Consumer Education at DICE@FDA.HHS.GOV, (800) 638-2041 or
Stay up-to-date with the most comprehensive resource created specifically to provide guidance to hospitals and health systems on how to comply with myriad California and federal statutes, regulations, and agency guidelines. The California Hospital Compliance Manual covers all applicable state and federal laws and focuses on high-risk compliance issues including fraud and abuse.