HASC Briefs for Sept. 10, 2021

President’s Message From George W. Greene

The HASC region saw a 12 percent decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the last seven days. That’s very good news. Our recent data signal a sense of cautious optimism.

It’s not the same in every region of the state, however, with areas like the San Joaquin Valley seeing available beds dwindle. The region’s open adult ICU beds dropped below 10 percent for more than three consecutive days, making it the first California region to enact surge protocols.

Annual Meeting Breakout Sessions Sought

HASC is looking forward to its 2022 Annual Meeting — in person this May 16-18 at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad.

Please mark your calendar. Also this week, HASC issues its annual Call for Presentations. Applicants are asked to submit session proposals by Tuesday, Nov. 30.

SCE Microgrid Webinar Offered on Tuesday

Electric reliability is the No. 1 reason customers install microgrids, which are self-contained, independent power systems that serve one or more power customers for limited periods.

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events were rare in the past. With the fire season existing nearly year-round today, it’s a good time to think about the future in terms of reliability.

Well-Advised Is HASC Endorsed Business Partner

HASC this week welcomes Well-Advised as its newest Endorsed Business Partner. Well-Advised offers free, unbiased and confidential Medicare information and resources to the patients HASC members care for.

The enrollment-assistance service reviews all plan options from all insurance providers and matches Medicare-eligible individuals with the best plan option for each person, based on their individual clinical need, preferred physician and hospital, and budget.

Another Settlement Payout for MCAG Participants

HASC members have full access to the class action settlement recovery service provided by Managed Care Advisory Group, or MCAG. MCAG represents over 1,400 hospitals and has recovered more than $200 million on behalf of health care organizations from previous settlements.  

While MCAG is monitoring several class action settlements, the following is a significant opportunity and the claim filing deadline of Nov. 5 is approaching fast: