CHA News

CHA Alert Urges Congress, CMS to Fix Inadequate Inpatient Payment Proposal

CHA recently issued an alert urging members to call or email their U.S. representatives and ask them to sign a letter being circulated by Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL) and Carol Miller (R-WV).   The letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, urges CMS to ensure that next year’s Medicare payments to […]

CHA Education Events

Aug. 4 or Aug. 8: Implementing State Retention Pay Program: Operational & Communications Support Sept. 13-14: 2022 Disaster Planning Conference Oct. 6: Hospital Council Administrative Support Leadership Conference 2022 HQI Annual Conference: Choose from two locations CHA On-Demand Learning: Access to nearly 100 pre-recorded webinars For more information about CHA education programs, visit calhospital.org/education-publications.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Launches

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules that established 988 as the nationwide three-digit phone number to connect Americans in crisis with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  

CMS Issues CY 2023 OPPS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its calendar year (CY) 2023 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule on July 15. CMS estimates that Medicare expenditures under the OPPS will increase by $6.2 billion relative to estimated current year payments, based on changes in the proposed rule.  

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 […]

Updated FAQs on Staffing Shortages, COVID-19 Surges Now Available

To assist hospitals experiencing a shortage of health care workers or that are challenged in meeting the state’s nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements, CHA has updated its FAQs for Hospital Facing Critical Staffing Shortages to clarify certain issues and provide details on questions member hospitals have asked. Also updated are the COVID-19 Surges: Resources for California […]

Authors
  • Chad Mulvany
    Vice President, Federal Policy
  • Anne O'Rourke
    Senior Vice President, Federal Relations