What’s happening: Assembly Bill (AB) 1392 (2023) expands the Hospital Supplier Diversity program by requiring additional reporting information for hospitals, effective July 1, 2025.
What else to know: A fact sheet from the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) outlines the statutory changes and time frames for program implementation.
The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Institute for Diversity and Health Equity is now accepting applications for the Carolyn E. Boone Equity of Care Award.
HQI and CHPSO will host a webinar on the impact of drug shortages on patients and health care operations on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. (PT).
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights released a proposed rule updating and clarifying requirements that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in programs receiving financial assistance from the department, including health care.
Last week, both of the CHA-supported health equity bills on the Senate Appropriations suspense file — Assembly Bill (AB) 1057 and AB 1202 — moved off of the suspense file and onto the floor for a full Senate vote.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced a new voluntary, state total cost of care model: the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) model. CMS will select up to eight states to participate in the model, which is intended to curb health care cost growth, improve population health, and advance health equity, and is built on best practices from the Maryland Total Cost of Care model, the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, and the Vermont All-Payer ACO Model.