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.
On Dec. 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. (PT), the California Health
Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) will host a webinar to
provide technical assistance to hospitals applying for funding
under the Children’s Hospital Bond Act of 2018. Registration is
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued
the second part of its calendar year 2020 outpatient prospective
payment system final
rule, which finalizes problematic provisions related to price
transparency requirements for hospitals. The final rule is
effective for all hospitals beginning January 2021.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced resolution
of the protest to the contract awarded to TriWest Healthcare
Alliance Corp. for Region
4 — including California — of VA’s Community Care Network
(CCN). As a result, VA will move forward with implementing
CCN Region 4 in partnership with TriWest and will provide an
update on the timing in mid-2020.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week
issued the first of two separate regulations finalizing
provisions for the calendar year (CY) 2020 outpatient prospective
payment system (OPPS). Notably, a second final rule on previously
proposed price transparency provisions is under review by the
Office of Management & Budget. However, CMS has considerable
flexibility on the timing of finalizing and implementing these
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.