Post-Acute Care

Overview

Home Health

Home health care is a formal, regulated program of care delivered by a variety of health care professionals in the patient’s home for the treatment of a medical condition, illness or disability. Home health is provided through certified home health agencies (HHAs).

As components of the post-acute continuum of care, HHAs provide essential health care services. This specialized support allows patients to remain at home when they would otherwise have to be admitted to a costly institutional setting, such as a skilled-nursing facility or hospital.

CHA’s Center for Post-Acute Care represents the interests of CHA member post-acute care providers,  including inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units,  long-term acute care hospitals, distinct-part skilled-nursing facilities and home health agencies.  As a part of CHA, the Center for Post-Acute Care serves as the primary public policy arm of the hospital association for post-acute care issues. The center also advocates for hospital-based post-acute care services  in the federal and state legislative and regulatory arenas.

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CHA DataSuite Releases Analysis of Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System CY 2020 Final Rule
For CFOs, reimbursement directors

CHA DataSuite has issued hospital-specific analyses detailing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) calendar year (CY) 2020 Medicare home health (HH) prospective payment system final rule.

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Upcoming Conference Examines Patient Perspective in Post-Acute Care Recovery
For CNOs, COOs, CFOs, strategic planning officers, post-acute and skilled-nursing staff, case managers

CHA’s Creating Care Partnerships: Beyond the Continuum conference, March 2-3 in Pasadena, features a post-acute care patient advocate who gained insight into her patients’ experience when she became one herself.

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Video ‘Learning Brief’ Explains Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule
For COOs, case managers, post-acute care staff, compliance leaders

CHA members can now learn about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) discharge planning final rule in a free on-demand 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.

Overview

Hospice

Hospice provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary health care to terminally ill patients, as well as bereavement and support services to the patients’ loved ones. Patients receiving hospice care forgo curative treatments. Hospice care is provided through certified hospice programs, and may be delivered in any patient care setting, but is most often provided in the patient’s home.

CHA provides state and federal representation and advocacy in the legislative and regulatory arenas to improve access to quality, cost-effective hospice health care services.
 

CHA News Article

Upcoming Conference Examines Patient Perspective in Post-Acute Care Recovery
For CNOs, COOs, CFOs, strategic planning officers, post-acute and skilled-nursing staff, case managers

CHA’s Creating Care Partnerships: Beyond the Continuum conference, March 2-3 in Pasadena, features a post-acute care patient advocate who gained insight into her patients’ experience when she became one herself.

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Video ‘Learning Brief’ Explains Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule
For COOs, case managers, post-acute care staff, compliance leaders

CHA members can now learn about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) discharge planning final rule in a free on-demand 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.

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Register Now for Creating Care Partnerships
For CNOs, COOs, CFOs, strategic planning officers, post-acute and skilled-nursing staff, case managers

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.

Overview

Inpatient Rehabilitation & Therapy Services

Medical rehabilitation focuses on improving or restoring functional independence for individuals with disabilities resulting from injury, illness or a medical condition.

Medical rehabilitation is provided at all levels of the health care continuum, including general acute-care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), skilled-nursing facilities, long-term-care hospitals, outpatient programs and home health agencies.Services may range from coordinated interdisciplinary programs to individual therapy disciplines.

CHA News Article

Upcoming Conference Examines Patient Perspective in Post-Acute Care Recovery
For CNOs, COOs, CFOs, strategic planning officers, post-acute and skilled-nursing staff, case managers

CHA’s Creating Care Partnerships: Beyond the Continuum conference, March 2-3 in Pasadena, features a post-acute care patient advocate who gained insight into her patients’ experience when she became one herself.

CHA News Article

Video ‘Learning Brief’ Explains Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule
For COOs, case managers, post-acute care staff, compliance leaders

CHA members can now learn about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) discharge planning final rule in a free on-demand 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.

Education event

Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule
What you need to know right now

 

Recording

Overview

On September 30, 2019 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register, a final rule that addresses discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and home health agencies.  Provisions of the final rule went into effect November 29, 2019.

Overview

Long-Term-Care Hospitals

Long-term-care hospitals (LTCHs) provide hospital-level care for medically complex, long-stay patients. LTCHs meet the same requirements as general acute-care hospitals, but have significantly longer average lengths of stay of 25 days or greater. LTCHs may be freestanding facilities or be co-located within hospitals, and treat a wide variety of conditions, including respiratory failure with ventilator dependency, infections, complex wounds and trauma.

CHA’s Center for Post-Acute Care represents the interests of CHA member post-acute care providers,  including inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units,  long-term acute care hospitals, distinct-part skilled-nursing facilities and home health agencies.  As a part of CHA, the Center for Post-Acute Care serves as the primary public policy arm of the hospital association for post-acute care issues. The center also advocates for hospital-based post-acute care services  in the federal and state legislative and regulatory arenas.

CHA News Article

Upcoming Conference Examines Patient Perspective in Post-Acute Care Recovery
For CNOs, COOs, CFOs, strategic planning officers, post-acute and skilled-nursing staff, case managers

CHA’s Creating Care Partnerships: Beyond the Continuum conference, March 2-3 in Pasadena, features a post-acute care patient advocate who gained insight into her patients’ experience when she became one herself.

CHA News Article

Video ‘Learning Brief’ Explains Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule
For COOs, case managers, post-acute care staff, compliance leaders

CHA members can now learn about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) discharge planning final rule in a free on-demand 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.

Education event

Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule
What you need to know right now

 

Recording

Overview

On September 30, 2019 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register, a final rule that addresses discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and home health agencies.  Provisions of the final rule went into effect November 29, 2019.

Overview

Skilled-Nursing Facilities / Distinct Part Nursing Facilities

Skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) have the staff and equipment to provide skilled nursing, medical management and therapy services to individuals, on a 24-hour basis, who do not require high-intensity services provided in the hospital setting.

CHA News Article

Video ‘Learning Brief’ Explains Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule
For COOs, case managers, post-acute care staff, compliance leaders

CHA members can now learn about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) discharge planning final rule in a free on-demand 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.

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CDPH Announces Changes to Application Review Process
For COOs, licensing & certification staff

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced changes to its health care facility application review process. For applications received Jan. 1 or later, the CDPH Center for Health Care Quality’s (CHCQ) Centralized Applications Branch will issue a single correction letter for application packets deemed incomplete or incorrect, and will not review those packets unless corrections have been submitted within the time frame identified in the correction letter.

Education event

Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule
What you need to know right now

 

Recording

Overview

On September 30, 2019 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register, a final rule that addresses discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and home health agencies.  Provisions of the final rule went into effect November 29, 2019.

Overview

Subacute Care

Subacute-care units provide a specialized level of care to medically fragile patients. Subacute patients are individuals who do not need acute care, but who are too ill to be cared for by most skilled-nursing facilities. Frequently, these individuals are ventilator-dependent or require frequent respiratory treatments. While subacute beds are licensed as skilled-nursing beds, they are reimbursed differently and are subject to additional staffing and patient criteria requirements.

CHA provides state and federal representation and advocacy in the legislative and regulatory arenas to improve access to quality, cost-effective subacute-care services.

CHA News Article

Video ‘Learning Brief’ Explains Hospital Discharge Planning Final Rule
For COOs, case managers, post-acute care staff, compliance leaders

CHA members can now learn about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) discharge planning final rule in a free on-demand 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 News Article

CMS Issues FFY 2020 Skilled-Nursing Facility PPS Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 final rule for the skilled-nursing facility prospective payment system (SNF PPS). The provisions in the proposed rules will be effective Oct. 1, 2020.

Highlights of the final rule include:  

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