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New Requirements for Hospital Supplier Diversity Reporting Coming in 2025

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. 

Continued Engagement on Health Equity

In a state as diverse as California, keeping our eye on the ball of advancing health equity is critical work. Thanks for what you are doing within your own organizations to understand and address health inequities in care delivery and to be a partner in your community addressing social determinants of health. 

Minimum Wage Advocacy Stretches into Final Hours of Signing Deadline   

The gubernatorial signing deadline for bills passed in California’s 2023 legislative session is a little more than 48 hours away. One piece of legislation still awaiting action is SB 525, a bill that would raise the minimum wage for health care workers and is critical for hospitals to create a stable and predictable path for these increases. 

CMS Announces Voluntary State Total Cost of Care Model

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.