CHA DataSuite has released hospital-specific analyses showing the trends in Medicare margins over the most recent 10-year period (federal fiscal years 2009-18). The margins are shown graphically for hospitals and various comparison groups.
On Monday, CHA issued a media statement about the new statewide Office of Health Care Affordability. The office is part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to limit health care spending across public and private sectors in a broad effort to contain rising costs.
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hospital Quality Institute Patient Safety Conference. This year’s conference will be held in both Northern and Southern California — with a Long Beach conference set for Sept. 29-30 and a Napa event to be held Nov. 15-16.
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued two long-awaited final rules — one from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the other from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) — intended to improve the interoperability of health information. The final rules include provisions for hospitals and other providers, health plans, and health information technology vendors.
CHA DataSuite has released hospital-specific quality program measure trends analysis for the fourth quarter of 2019. This analysis is designed to provide hospitals with a comparative review over time of the quality data collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and published on the Hospital Compare website.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the following information:
Submit Q4 2019 HCAHPS Data by April 1, 2020
VA Fee Schedule Available on the VHA Office of Community Care Website
April 2020 Public Reporting Preview Data Available Through March 10
Standard Elements for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Order, and Master List of DMEPOS Items Potentially Subject to a Face-to-Face Encounter and Written Orders Prior to Delivery and, or Prior Authorization Requirement.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced it will reduce disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funding, which has been delayed since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. DSH cuts are currently scheduled to take effect for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 after May 23.
California’s primary elections have come and gone and, while 100% of precincts have reported, the numbers are far from final.
CHA has issued a detailed summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule that would make changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model to include outpatient hip and knee replacements.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a two-day, in-depth training June 9-10 in Baltimore, MD on the implementation of the standardized patient assessment data elements to be introduced later this year.