The newsroom includes access to CHA News, which provides timely information to members every Thursday and is at the core of CHA benefits. In addition, it is also home to resources such as toolkits and talking points designed to help member hospitals and health systems communicate with internal and external audiences on a range of current health care-related issues. Links to CHA media statements and press releases can also be found here.  

Committee Shakeup Brings New Opportunities for Engagement

Last week, California Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas announced new chairs for many Assembly policy committees. The women and men in some of these roles will play an important part in shaping health care policy and their appointments present CHA and hospital leaders with an opportunity to engage and educate a new crop of policymakers about the threats to hospital care in California. 

2023 Behavioral Health Care Symposium Will Be Held in Sacramento for First Time

What’s happening: For the first time, CHA’s 2023 Behavioral Health Care Symposium (Dec. 12-13) will be held in Sacramento and have a heavy legislative focus.    

What else to know: The keynote speaker will be Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman, (D-Stockton), chair of the Senate Health Committee and a leader on behavioral health in the Legislature.    

CHA Releases FAQs on Implementing AB 1882 Requirements  

What’s happening: CHA has created frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the new Assembly Bill (AB) 1882 signage and reporting requirements that hospitals must meet by the end of the year. CHA will release more resources in early December to support members in implementation. 

What else to know: Hospitals have until Jan. 1 to meet new signage and reporting requirements. The FAQs are intended to share the latest guidance from the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) and the best practices from the hospital field. 

DataSuite Analysis Discusses Outpatient Payment Changes for 2024

What’s Happening: CHA DataSuite has issued a hospital-specific analysis of the calendar year (CY) 2024 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system final rule. 

What Else to Know: The analysis shows providers how Medicare outpatient fee-for-service payments will change from CY 2023 to CY 2024 based on the policies set in the final rule.  

DataSuite Analysis Discusses Readmissions Reduction Program for 2024

What’s Happening: CHA DataSuite has issued a hospital-specific analysis of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 readmissions reduction program (RRP).  

What Else to Know: The analysis provides detailed performance information on the readmissions measures that are currently evaluated under the Medicare hospital RRP.  

Summary: Details of Final Outpatient Payment Rule

What’s Happening: A comprehensive summary of the finalized payment updates and policy changes to the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system for calendar year 2024 is available.  

What Else to Know: The provisions are generally effective Jan. 1, 2024.  

Updated Guide on Final Rule Implementation Now Available

What’s happening: A members-only guide from the American Hospital Association to support hospitals in the implementation of the Medicare Advantage (MA) final rule is now available for calendar year 2024.  

What else to know: The document provides a summary of key provisions of the final rule, which seeks to align MA coverage with traditional Medicare more clearly and to increase oversight of MA plans.  

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Jan Emerson-Shea
Vice President, External Affairs
(916) 552-7516

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