Health care is a basic human need, one that Californians rely on to live, grow, and prosper. Unfortunately, the cost of care has become too high for many working families. For years, California’s hospitals have made headway toward controlling costs. To ensure care for every Californian, the entire health care field must tighten its belt — insurance companies, physicians, labor unions, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and more. California’s hospitals stand ready to tackle this challenge through engagement with the Office of Health Care Affordability
What’s happening: New and updated advocacy materials are available for your use.
What else to know: Each packet contains an infographic, key messages, and an issue brief.
OHCA must engage every sector of health care in making data-driven decisions that improve care access, quality, and equity.
California hospitals are among the most cost-efficient in the nation, despite factors outside their control.
What’s happening: CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. (PT) to discuss how the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA) will conduct cost and market impact reviews (CMIRs).
What else to know: Registration is required to attend.
What’s happening: OHCA ended 2023 with a proposed preliminary spending target of 3% annually for five years and it finalized cost and market impact review regulations.
What else to know: OHCA’s policy development and implementation is expected to accelerate in 2024, specifically related to the adoption of an initial health care spending target.
Hear directly from CHA and the Department of Health Care Access and Information, Office of Health Care Affordability experts on how this review process will impact your hospital.
CHA is hosting a webinar to review the Office of Health Care Affordability’s various responsibilities and objectives under state law, provide a high-level update of implementation progress to date, and preview what is coming next from this important new regulatory agency.
What’s happening: On Dec. 1, CHA submitted a comment letter on the Office of Health Care Affordability’s (OHCA) total health care expenditure draft regulations.
What else to know: These regulations will determine how health spending is attributed to providers and who will be accountable under the statewide spending target.
What else to know: The final regulations are expected to be effective on Jan. 1, 2024, for transactions intended to be completed on or after April 1, 2024. Stakeholders will have five days to comment on the regulations once officially filed.