About Quality

California hospitals are focused on quality of care.

They have a partner to help them achieve their goals of improving quality, reducing errors, and maximizing patient safety — the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI).

For hospitals and health systems that belong to it, HQI is a source of performance data and analytics. That data help focus improvement opportunities and scale best practices, leading to reducing patient harm, health care-associated infections, and hospital readmissions.

The Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization — A division of HQI — supports the institute in its mission and is the nation’s largest and longest operating patient safety organization.

CHA Issues Summary of FFY 2024 IPPS Final Rule

CHA has issued a summary of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule will be effective for FFY 2024 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.  

CHA Comments on CY 2024 Home Health PPS Proposed Rule

CHA submitted comments on the calendar year (CY) 2024 home health (HH) prospective payment system proposed rule. In the letter, CHA raised concerns about the impact of CMS’ proposed payment adjustments. CHA requested that CMS take steps to eliminate punitive and unwarranted decreases in reimbursement that have negatively impacted access to HH care. CHA specifically […]

Changes, Challenges, and Champions

A little more than a year ago, the attention of the nation’s health care workers was fixed on Tennessee, where nurse RaDonda Vaught was on trial for the death of one of her patients.