CHA News

Historic Agreement on Medical Injury Law Puts Californians First

For nearly five decades, California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) has been a bulwark — protecting affordable access to quality care. Over the years, however, a growing concern — over the longstanding $250,000 cap on non-economic damages — began to arise from attorneys seeking greater compensation for injured patients. 

New Funds Available for Emergency Department Navigators

Applications are now available to all California hospitals with emergency services (comprehensive, basic, or standby) to participate in the California Bridge Navigator Program for emergency department (ED) patients with substance use disorders or co-occurring mental health conditions.

CHA Education Events

May 20: Supplier Diversity Program: New System for July 1 Report May 24-25, 2022: HQI, CHPSO and AQIPS Patient Safety Evaluation System – 2022 Virtual Summit May 25: IPPS Proposed Rule Discussion Sept. 13-14: 2022 Disaster Planning Conference The Hospital Quality Institute’s “Care for the Caregiver” webinar is available as an on-demand recording. For more […]

Authors
  • Trina Gonzalez
    Vice President, Policy
  • Carmela Coyle
    President & CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento