JoAnne Obata

Privacy Breach Reports Due March 1

Federal law requires hospitals and other HIPAA-covered entities to report all 2022 HIPAA privacy breaches affecting fewer than 500 patients to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by March 1. 

Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Submission Deadline is Feb. 28 

The deadline for hospitals that participate in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting and/or Medicare Promoting Interoperability Programs to submit data for the mandatory Safe Use of Opioids-Concurrent Prescribing electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) and three self-selected eCQMs is Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).  

Hospitals Are Resilient, Not Invincible

There’s a widely held misconception about California’s hospitals that their proven resilience in the face of challenges over decades upon decades means they can withstand anything thrown their way. 

Hospitals’ Financial Peril Deepens

The latest national snapshot of hospitals’ financial circumstances from Kaufman Hall reinforces something California’s hospitals know all too well: A dire situation is growing even worse.