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CHA DataSuite Releases Three Quality Analyses for First Quarter 2024

What’s happening: CHA DataSuite releases three hospital-specific analyses for quality measure trends, value-based purchasing (VBP), and the hospital-acquired condition (HAC) reduction program.  

What else to know: The analyses are intended to provide hospitals a preview of the program’s potential impact for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2025, based on the most recent publicly available data and program rules established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  

OHCA Proposes Revisions to Cost and Market Impact Review Regulations

What’s happening: Regulatory changes proposed by Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA), including the ability to withdraw information for which a request for confidentiality was denied, largely aim to clarify existing rules. 

What else to know: Public comment on the proposal released last week is due June 20. The proposal will be discussed at the OHCA board meeting on June 26. 

CHA Urges Hospitals to Contact Lawmakers as Seismic Bill Heads to Assembly Health Committee

What’s happening: CHA issued an alert encouraging members to send letters to their state Assembly members in support of Senate Bill 1432, which offers important modifications to the 2030 seismic standards related to timing and financial support.  

What else to know: The deadline to submit letters is June 17. The CHA-sponsored legislation passed out of the state Senate in May on a near unanimous vote. It is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Health Committee on June 25.  

CHA Comments on IPPS Proposed Rule

What’s happening: CHA asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase the payment update in comments on the federal fiscal year 2025 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. 

What else to know: Members are encouraged to use CHA’s letter as a template to submit comments, which are due on June 10. 

CHA Raises Concerns Over Board of Pharmacy Proposed Regulations

What’s happening: CHA submitted comments in response to the Board of Pharmacy (BoP) proposed regulations on nonsterile compounding, sterile compounding, and hazardous medications.  

What else to know: In these comments, CHA raises concerns about the regulations’ benefit to patients, the significant financial impact to hospitals, and the lack of evidence that pharmacies are not complying with current state and federal compounding standards.  

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