Despite the passage of multiple bills this year that will strengthen California hospitals’ ability to deliver care to all, a number of critical issues remain unresolved as the 2022 legislative session closed late last night.
On Tuesday, a CHA-sponsored bill that enhances the ability of critical state agencies to support the health care delivery system during a state of emergency passed the state Senate and is now on its way to the governor’s desk for his action.
Over the past two years, California’s health care workers have been stretched to their limits. This includes you, our state’s hospital leaders, who have had to reassess and reconfigure daily if not hourly to meet the ever-changing and unprecedented demands brought by the pandemic.
A comprehensive, multi-level strategy is needed to eliminate (health) disparities. Broad sectors – including healthcare providers, their patients, payors, health plan purchasers, and society at large – should be made aware of the healthcare gap between racial and ethnic groups in the United States. — Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic disparities in Health Care.
Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its 2023 inpatient prospective payment system final rule — a rule that includes several positive changes compared to CMS’ initial proposal.
Next week, as the state Legislature begins the home stretch of its current session, our major focus on behalf of your hospitals will continue to be relief from the 2030 seismic mandate.
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.
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 […]
As COVID-19 trudges along in its third year, the daunting financial pressures facing hospitals have created perhaps the greatest challenge for health care leaders in memory.
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 […]