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.  

Application Period Open for National Quality Award

The American Hospital Association is now accepting applications for its annual Quest for Quality Prize, which recognizes health care leadership and innovation in improving quality and advancing health in communities. Applications are due Sept. 30; successful applicants will demonstrate commitments to access, health, innovation, affordability, and partnership.

Our Health California Wins National Awards

Our Health California (OHC) — CHA’s digital community of more than 1 million supporters — has been awarded two national health care advertising awards for its promotion of one hospital’s efforts to care for homeless patients, as well as its work to raise awareness of and destigmatize mental health issues.

DHCS to Issue Revised Fee-For-Service Cycle 10 Invoice for 2017-19 Hospital Fee Program

Later this week, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will send hospitals a revised invoice covering the last fee-for-service (FFS) payment (April-June 2019) related to the 2017-19 Hospital Fee Program. While the due date to DHCS will remain July 3, the overall fees for each hospital will be less than previously shared due to a slight over-collection from the Hospital Fee Program managed care cycles MC 1 and MC 2a (Jan. 1, 2017-June 30, 2018).

HQI Annual Conference Agenda Announced

The agenda for the 2019 Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) Annual Conference is set. To be held in Sacramento Oct. 14 and 15, the conference is the premiere event for advancing patient safety and quality initiatives.

CHA Urges Department of Managed Health Care to Clarify Exceptions to New Licensing Requirements

Yesterday, CHA submitted comments on the Department of Managed Health Care’s (DMHC) draft guidance implementing its recently finalized Knox-Keene licensure regulation. The regulation greatly expands the types of financial arrangements requiring a license, and hospitals are encouraged to consult with counsel to determine how the new requirements will impact their organization.

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Jan Emerson-Shea
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(916) 552-7516

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