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CHA-Sponsored SB 1432 Clears Assembly Health Committee

What’s happening:  After much discussion, Assembly Health Committee members supported seismic standards Senate Bill (SB) 1432 (Caballero, D-Merced) by a 14-0 vote on Tuesday.  

What else to know: CHA-sponsored SB 1432 will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee in August. 

State Policymakers Reach a Budget Agreement with Major Implications for Hospitals

What’s happening: This week, the 2024-25 budget and supporting legislation will be signed by the governor, ensuring the spending plan is in place by July 1, the start of the fiscal year. 

What else to know: The budget includes important changes to the managed care organization (MCO) tax and the health care worker minimum wage, while also having implications for the hospital fee program. 

OHCA On-Demand Webinar Series Now Available

What’s happening: CHA has released a series of on-demand webinars that provide background and implementation updates on the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA). 

What else to know: The current release provides an overview of OHCA, goes deep on data collection and reporting, and gives a status update on the spending target and its enforcement.  

HCAI Releases New Guidance on Alternate On-Site Power Sources

What’s happening: The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) released new guidance on the use of on-site alternate sources of power other than diesel generator(s) to be used as the essential electrical system (EES) power source(s). 

What else to know: HCAI released a new code of application notice (CAN) on health care microgrids. The amendment in the 2022 California Electrical Code, effective July 1, is intended to permit the use of on-site alternate sources of power other than diesel generator(s) to be used as the EES power source(s).  

CHA DataSuite Releases Analysis of FFY 2025 Medicare IPF Proposed Rule

What’s happening: CHA DataSuite issued a hospital-specific analysis of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2025 Medicare inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system.   What else to know: The analysis is intended to show hospitals how Medicare fee-for-service payments would change from FFY 2024 to FFY 2025 based on the policies set forth in the proposed […]

Hospital Tours are Key to Rallying Support for Seismic Legislation

What’s happening: CHA-sponsored legislation that would offer important modifications to 2030 hospital seismic standards is making its way through the Legislature.  

What else to know: CHA is urging hospitals to help build support for Senate Bill (SB) 1432 by offering tours to their lawmakers and elected officials now through July. Marshall Medical Center in Placerville successfully held tours to showcase the challenges of seismic construction.    

Extension Announced for IDR Disputes Impacted by Change Healthcare Cyberattack

What’s happening: The departments of Health & Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (departments) announced a 120-day extension for parties impacted by the Change Healthcare cyberattack to open disputes under the No Surprises Act independent dispute resolution (IDR) process.  

What else to know: Disputes must be filed by Oct. 12, and parties must attest that their ability to open a dispute was affected by the incident in February.  

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