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.

CHA Issues Summary of FY 2023 Inpatient Psychiatric Facility PPS Proposed Rule

CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the proposed rule  updating the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year 2023 recently issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on […]

CMS Announces Collaborative on Improving Maternal Health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Improving Maternal Health by Reducing Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery (LRCD) Learning Collaborative, which will use a webinar series and an affinity group to offer technical assistance to states and their partners in lowering the number of LRCD births, reducing disparities, and improving health equity.