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.

Education event

FFY 2021 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule

 

Recording

Overview

In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system.  If finalized, provisions of the rule will go into effect October 1, 2020.    

Education event

FFY 2021 Skilled Nursing Facility PPS Proposed Rule

 

Recording

Overview

In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system.  If finalized, provisions of the rule will go into effect October 1, 2020.    

CHA News Article

Feb. 10 Is Deadline for Creating Care Partnerships Conference Registration and Hotel Discounts
For CNOs, COOs, CFOs, strategic planning officers, post-acute and skilled-nursing staff, case managers

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. 

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

Feb. 10 Is Deadline for Creating Care Partnerships Conference Registration and Hotel Discounts
For CNOs, COOs, CFOs, strategic planning officers, post-acute and skilled-nursing staff, case managers

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. 

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.

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.

Education event

FFY 2021 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule

 

Recording

Overview

In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system.  If finalized, provisions of the rule will go into effect October 1, 2020.    

Education event

FFY 2021 Skilled Nursing Facility PPS Proposed Rule

 

Recording

Overview

In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system.  If finalized, provisions of the rule will go into effect October 1, 2020.    

CHA News Article

CMS Issues FFY 2021 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule
For CEOs, CFOs, post-acute care executives, government relations executives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system, which would update the Medicare payment rate and quality reporting programs. The provisions in the proposed rule, if finalized, would be effective Oct. 1, 2021.  

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.

Education event

FFY 2021 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule

 

Recording

Overview

In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system.  If finalized, provisions of the rule will go into effect October 1, 2020.    

Education event

FFY 2021 Skilled Nursing Facility PPS Proposed Rule

 

Recording

Overview

In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system.  If finalized, provisions of the rule will go into effect October 1, 2020.    

CHA News Article

CMS Issues FFY 2021 Long-Term Care Hospital PPS Proposed Rule
For CEOS, CFOs, government relations executives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021. Comments on the proposed rule are due July 10.  

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.

Education event

FFY 2021 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule

 

Recording

Overview

In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system.  If finalized, provisions of the rule will go into effect October 1, 2020.    

Education event

FFY 2021 Skilled Nursing Facility PPS Proposed Rule

 

Recording

Overview

In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system.  If finalized, provisions of the rule will go into effect October 1, 2020.    

CHA News Article

CMS Issues FFY 2021 Skilled-Nursing Facility PPS Proposed Rule
CEOs, CFOs, post-acute care executives, government relations executives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 proposed rule for the skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system, which would update the Medicare payment rate and quality reporting programs. The provisions in the proposed rule, if finalized, would be effective Oct. 1, 2021. 

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

CHA Comments on Proposed Changes to Long-Term Care Requirements
For skilled-nursing facility managers, compliance officers, case managers 

CHA has submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule to revise the requirements for long-term care facilities, including skilled-nursing facilities.    

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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