About Quality

California’s hospitals prioritize the quality of care they deliver, and the safety of their patients above all. To help hospitals continuously improve quality, reduce medical errors and adverse events, and maximize patient safety, CHA partners closely with the Hospital Quality Institute.

HQI’s work includes reducing patient harm, reducing health care-associated infections, reducing hospital readmissions, improving patient experience and improving maternal/child outcomes. Hospitals and health systems that belong to HQI use it as an source of performance data and analytics to focus improvement opportunities and take best practices to scale. In addition, the Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO), the nation’s largest and longest operating patient safety organization, is a division of HQI.

Medicare Outpatient Expenditures Estimated to Grow $6.5B

The calendar year 2023 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, issued Nov. 1, 2022, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates that Medicare expenditures under OPPS will increase by $6.5 billion, relative to estimated current year payments, based on changes in the final rule. Key provisions are:  

HQI Annual Conference Is One Week Away, Free To CHA Members

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) Annual Conference convenes Nov. 7 in Napa, fees have been waived, and it’s not too late to register. Two inspirational keynote addresses and 16 breakout sessions on the most important patient-safety issues of the day make this a can’t-miss opportunity.