CHA News

Senate Passes Democratic Reconciliation Bill

On Aug. 7, the U.S. Senate passed the Democratic budget reconciliation bill, the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), which includes provisions on health care, climate, and tax policies. The roughly $740 billion party-line package passed 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.  

CHA Issues Summaries of FFY 2023 Medicare Payment Final Rules   

CHA has issued member-only summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the final rules updating the Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs), skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs), and hospice facilities for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023. These regulations are effective Oct. 1.   Payment and policy changes for the FFY 2023 inpatient PPS and long-term […]

CalBridge Program Accepting Applications on An Ongoing Basis

In July, the CalBridge Behavioral Health Navigator Program announced the latest list of over 80 California hospitals to receive over $9 million in grants. The grants support emergency departments (EDs) becoming primary access points for the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.  

  • Anne O'Rourke
    Senior Vice President, Federal Relations
  • Megan Howard
    Vice President, Federal Policy