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2019 Federal Regulatory Calendar Available

CHA has issued a regulatory calendar outlining anticipated federal action in 2019. Calendar timelines are derived from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Unified Agenda and include the regulations on which CHA has already submitted comments or anticipates doing so.

Plumas District Hospital Named a Rural Center of Excellence

UC Davis Health has named Plumas District Hospital as its newest Rural Center of Excellence, a designation that recognizes the Quincy-based provider as a training site for UC Davis medical students and for its emphasis on quality clinical care – particularly in maternity services, medical training, and performance improvement.

AHA Updates 340B Good Stewardship Resources

Yesterday, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released updated resources for its 340B Good Stewardship Principles. To date, more than 60 percent of California’s 340B hospitals have signed on to the AHA commitment.

Governor Appoints Pediatrician to Lead Health and Human Services Agency

Gov. Newsom has appointed Mark Ghaly, practicing pediatrician and director of health and social impact for Los Angeles County, as secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency. According to the Governor’s announcement, Ghaly will help advance proposals to lower prescription drug costs and provide coverage to young undocumented adults, among other health care agenda items.

CHA Issues Summaries on Interoperability Proposed Rules

CHA has issued detailed summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, of the interoperability proposed rules recently published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).