The newsroom includes access to CHA News, which provides timely information to members every Monday and 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.  

CHA Board Holds July Meeting

The CHA Board of Trustees met July 18-19, continuing an important dialogue about health care affordability. The board discussed the need for hospitals to lead affordability discussions, connect the right stakeholders, and identify holistic solutions that bring down the cost of care, keeping the needs of patients at top of mind and not simply reducing reimbursement.

CDPH Releases California Health Advisory Update on Ebola

On July 18, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a California Health Advisory Update on Ebola — one day after the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be a public health emergency of international concern.

Advisory Group Meeting on Medi-Cal Pharmacy Carve-Out Set for July 24

CHA encourages members to participate in an upcoming meeting on the Governor’s Executive Order that would transition pharmacy services from Medi-Cal managed care plans into the fee-for-service delivery system by January 2021 — which will impact hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Discount Program. The meeting will be held July 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Sacramento, and is designed to facilitate community awareness and provide a forum for stakeholder feedback.

9/11 First Responder Will Speak at CHA Disaster Preparedness Conference

For the first time, CHA’s Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference will take place on Sept. 11. To honor those who gave everything they had — and those who continue to put their lives at risk — CHA has invited a Ground Zero 9/11 first responder, Glen Klein, to help us remember how that day has shaped our world.

Sutter Health Receives AHA Equity of Care Award

Sutter Health has been named an honoree of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and further diversity and inclusion. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems that have moved beyond plans and achieved a high level of success in advancing diversity and equity through data collection, leadership, cultural awareness, and partnerships. The award will be presented July 25 at AHA’s Leadership Summit in San Diego.

CMS Offers Training for IRF, SNF Quality Reporting Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host two-day, in-person training programs for the skilled-nursing facility (SNF) and inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) quality reporting programs (QRPs). The ‘train the trainer’ event for SNF providers will take place Aug. 13 and 14, and Aug. 15 and 16 for IRFs.

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(916) 552-7516

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