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Join HQI’s Virtual Forum on Use of Force in Managing Workplace Violence

What’s happening: CHA’s Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) will hold a virtual forum on Hospital Workplace Violence: Security Personnel and the Continuum of Force on April 18 from noon to 1 p.m. (PT).  

What else to know: The forum will discuss the pros and cons of various methods used by hospital security officers when responding to escalating levels of threats within a hospital facility, including the use of stun guns. Registration is open.  

DMHC Provides Overview of Complaint and Appeals Process

What’s happening: A recording of the March 26 Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) Complaint and Appeals Process Webinar is now available.     

What else to know: This complimentary, members-only webinar includes information about DMHC’s role in the independent medical review and complaint process. DMHC staff provided an overview of their jurisdiction and the consumer and provider complaint processes.  

CMS Approves 2024 Private Hospital Directed Payment Preprint

What’s happening: On April 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the calendar year 2024 Private Hospital Directed Payment (PHDP) preprint for the Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 rating period.   

What else to know: A copy of the federal approval letter is available on CHA’s Hospital Fee Program web page under Program 8. 

2030 Seismic Requirements

By mid-2026, all California hospitals will have met the state’s stringent life safety seismic standards, making them among the safest buildings in the state. Hospitals will stand after an earthquake, people will be safe, and hospitals will work with their communities to protect patients’ access to health care. Hospitals face another deadline of Jan. 1, […]

CHA Works to Improve Bill on Implicit Bias Training in Maternal Care

What’s happening: CHA is working closely with Assembly Member Lori Wilson (D-Suisun),  author of Assembly Bill (AB) 2319, on amendments to improve the bill’s implicit bias training requirements for perinatal health care providers.  

What else to know: AB 2319 would expand provisions of the California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act (Chapter 533, Statutes of 2019). CHA was successful in securing amendments that enable hospitals to implement the bill’s provisions and will continue to work with the author’s office on further clarifying amendments.  

CMS Issues Post-Acute Care Payment Proposed Rules

What’s happening: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed payment policies for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs), and hospices for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2025.  

What else to know: Comments on the proposed rules are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on May 28.