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 CY 2023 OPPS Final Rule
CHA has issued a comprehensive summary of the calendar year 2023 outpatient prospective payment system final rule. The policies take effect Jan. 1.
NQF Issues List of Measures Under Consideration for Future Federal Quality Programs
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measures Applications Partnership (MAP) has issued its annual list of measures under consideration (MUC) for use in federal quality performance programs.
Only Days Remain to Register for Behavioral Health, Emergency Services Conferences
Attendees of two different conferences in Riverside — one for behavioral health and the other for emergency services — have only days left to register for the events.
Summary of CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Available
CHA has issued a three-part, members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the calendar year 2023 physician fee schedule (PFS) final rule. The rule is effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Summary of CY 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule Available
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the calendar year 2023 home health (HH) prospective payment system final rule. The provisions of the final rule are effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Webinar about Best Practices in Combating Syphilis Epidemic set for Nov. 16
A webinar about the recent syphilis outbreaks and screening for the disease in a high-risk emergency department population is set for Nov. 16.
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:
CMS Issues CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its calendar year (CY) 2023 final rule for the physician fee schedule (PFS).
Medicare Payments to Home Health Agencies Will Increase by 0.7%
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the final rule for the home health (HH) prospective payment system for calendar year (CY) 2023.
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.