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Regulations

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CHA Issues Summaries of CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Final Rule
For CFOs, CMOs, finance & reimbursement staff, quality staff

CHA has issued the two summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, detailing provisions of the calendar year 2020 physician fee schedule and quality payment program final rule. The policies described in the summaries are generally effective Jan. 1.

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CHA Issues Summary of CY 2020 End-Stage Renal Disease PPS and DMEPOS Final Rule
For CEOs, CFOs, finance & reimbursement staff, post-acute care staff

CHA has issued a detailed summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, of the changes in the calendar year 2020 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) and the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) final rule.

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Federal Advocacy

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Majority of California Congressional Delegation Calls for Elimination of Medicaid DSH Cuts
For CEOs, CFOs, government relations executives

In a large showing of bipartisan support, 47 of the 53 members of the California congressional delegation sent a letter urging Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy to eliminate the scheduled cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospitals (DSH) for two years.

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Behavioral Health

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Dr. Tom Insel Discusses Hospital Role in Behavioral Health With CHA’s Carmela Coyle
For CEOs, CNOs, CMOs, and government relations, behavioral health, and communications staff

The newly released fourth installment of a one-on-one conversation between Tom Insel, MD, behavioral health adviser to Gov. Gavin Newsom, and CHA’s President & CEO Carmela Coyle features a discussion of hospitals’ role in caring for people with behavioral health conditions.

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Association News

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Anne McLeod to Lead Private Essential Access Community Hospitals, Inc.
For CEOs

Anne McLeod, CHA’s senior vice president, health policy & innovation, will leave the association in December ahead of joining the Private Essential Access Community Hospitals (PEACH) organization on Jan. 6, 2020, as its President and CEO.

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Quality & Patient Safety

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CDPH Alerts Providers About Drug-Resistant Infections Following Procedures in Tijuana
For COOs, quality & patient safety staff, infection preventionists

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges California hospitals to remain on the lookout for highly drug-resistant infections in patients who have been hospitalized or had any invasive procedure in Tijuana.

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Rural Health

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National Rural Health Day Is Nov. 21
For CEOs

Thursday is National Rural Health Day, showcasing rural health care providers, their challenges and triumphs, and recognizing the unique health care needs of rural communities.

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