WHA Post-Acute Care Workgroup Tackles Post-COVID Agenda
The WHA Post-Acute Care Workgroup held its first meeting of 2021 on March 19. During the meeting, the workgroup members, representing the varied post-acute care interests of WHA’s membership, focused on longstanding issues as well as matters that emerged or became more pronounced during COVID.
The workgroup’s planning for the fourth annual WHA Post-Acute Care Conference that will be held in late summer is underway. The conference will focus on significant post-acute care challenges and innovative strategies to address those issues. More information will be released soon.
After hearing about the Governor’s proposed state budget and recent legislative activity related to AB-148 (see article above) and other topics, the Workgroup discussed issues for future activity, including complex patient discharge and placement matters and guardianship policy. In coming meetings, the workgroup plans to continue work refining options to address priority issues, host an event for WHA members to discuss current programs and new post-acute care initiatives, and identify approaches to get back on track post-COVID.
This story originally appeared in the March 25, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter