Drew Roth

American Hospital Association Launches DEI Benchmark Survey

What’s happening: The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity is asking hospitals and health systems to participate in a biennial survey that provides a snapshot of successes and challenges in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. 

What else to know: Hospitals should have received a link to the survey on Jan. 31 from this AHA email address: surveysupport@aha.org. The survey will be open until March 29. 

CHA Will Host 2024 Hospital Finance and Reimbursement Seminar

What’s happening: CHA will host a one-day seminar on March 11 (Sacramento) and 13 (Burbank) at 8 a.m. to discuss how Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other hospital reimbursements will be impacted by the state and federal regulatory environment, recently enacted and anticipated policies, and the new Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA). 

What else to know: The program will discuss key policies, challenges, and opportunities. Registration is open.  

CHA DataSuite Releases Analysis of the Quality Program Measure Trends for Third Quarter 2023

What’s happening: CHA DataSuite issued a hospital-specific analysis for the quality program measure trends with an updated third quarter 2023 Care Compare data release. 

What else to know: The measures updated in this release are hospital consumer assessments of health care providers and systems, safety, outcomes, readmissions, and star ratings. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services adopted a sepsis measure to be evaluated under the federal fiscal year 2026 Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, which is included in this analysis. 

Survey: Insurance Company Red Tape Leaves Thousands of Patients Stranded in CA Hospitals Every Day

SACRAMENTO (February 6, 2024) — Every day, an estimated 4,500 Californians are left stranded in hospital beds long after they have been medically cleared for discharge, many of them victims of insurance companies’ bureaucratic red tape or failure to have enough care providers available to help patients recover after their hospital stay. This startling statistic is among […]

OHCA Board and Advisory Committee Deliberate Over Proposed Spending Target 

What’s happening: In separate meetings this week, members of the Office of Health Care Affordability’s (OHCA) board and advisory committee offered varying perspectives on OHCA’s proposed spending target of 3%, some endorsing the target and others questioning its rationale and attainability.

What else to know: CHA commented in writing and at both meetings testified in person, joined by hospital and health care organizations advocating for changes as OHCA contemplates a final target.