Medicare Inpatient Rule: Mandatory Bundled Payment Model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed the Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM), which will hold selected hospitals accountable for the cost and quality of certain surgical procedures. TEAM aims to improve outcomes for Medicare patients undergoing certain high-volume surgical procedures while reducing Medicare spending.

ED Resource Relief – Implementing the CARE Act

This year, every county in California will begin operating a new option for civil courts to be involved in the treatment of people with a serious mental illness: the CARE Act. Hospitals often treat individuals with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders who are in crisis and are not stabilized in treatment – people who seem to […]

Patient Safety Evaluation System — 2024 Virtual Summit

Discover how to leverage your Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) to transform health care into a learning structure. This innovative summit will teach you how to break barriers and solve what keeps us up at night. It will provide information to help you communicate better (internally and with patients) and strengthen patient care delivery. Presenters will address how to improve patient care design, and discuss innovative programs that reduce costs, accelerate efficiency, and enhance reliability.  

Change Cyberattack Hospital Impacts Webinar

Following the late February ransomware attack that shut down Change Healthcare — the largest health care payment system in the country — patients, hospitals, and other providers continue to reel from the effects. Join CHA’s webinar on March 27 at 1 p.m. to learn about the steps CHA and our national partners are taking to advocate for impacted hospitals and minimize the fallout.

CDPH’s Centralized Application Evolution

The Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) licenses and certifies over 14,000 health care facilities and agencies in California in 30 different licensure and certification categories. Keeping licensing and certification practices consistent throughout California can be challenging. The Centralized Program Flex Unit (CPFU), a division of CHCQ, has a mission to ensure standardization and consistency […]