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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. 

CMS IPPS Update Far Too Small Given Current Challenges

As hospitals throughout the nation struggle to find their financial footing through this latest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) update for the coming fiscal year falls woefully short of what is needed to preserve access to care and rebuild a tattered […]

Budget Deal Brings Big Changes for Health Care

Earlier this week, California’s Senate and Assembly, along with Gov. Gavin Newsom, finalized several important details of this year’s budget, a $300 billion spending package that includes several far-reaching features that will affect both health care delivery and hospital operations. While legislation is far from complete and it is expected that more issues will arise […]

Key COVID-19 Flexibilities Extended Indefinitely

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s that we must be prepared for the unexpected. When hospitals were asked — time and again — to respond to this crisis, to rapidly expand their physical and workforce capacity, they needed critical flexibilities on a number of state regulations. 

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. 

  • Carmela Coyle
    President & CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento