JoAnne Obata

Stay in the Know as Seismic Reporting Deadline Approaches

What’s happening: The Department of Health Care Access and Information’s (HCAI) Nov. 16 webinar will cover Assembly Bill 1882 and nonstructural performance category requirements due Jan. 1. 

What else to know: CHA and HCAI recently held webinars and released materials that may be helpful resources.  

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. 

Demographic Shifts May Turn Health Care in California “Upside Down”

CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle is one of several leaders in different fields sharing their views of the future in an ongoing series called “California 2030” airing on CBS television stations in Sacramento and around California. In these short segments, she discusses the impact of demographic shifts on the health care field, how hospitals […]

Revised OHCA Regulations on Cost and Market Impact Review Process Are a Step in the Right Direction

Earlier this week, the Office of Health Care Affordability released a revised draft regulation on the cost and market impact review process. The revised draft regulations include several notable improvements compared to the prior version, most notably exempting from review transactions in the usual and regular course of business and establishing an expedited review process for transactions that include a financially distressed health care entity.