CHA News Article

CABG Data Changes Proposed by OSHPD

On Sept. 5, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) issued proposed regulations aligning the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Outcomes Reporting Program (CCORP) data requirements with the recently updated Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) data requirements. Aligning the two programs’ requirements will decrease the burden on hospitals reporting to both STS and CCORP. OSHPD estimates approximately 100 of the 125 hospitals performing coronary artery bypass graft use STS, and all 125 hospitals are mandated to report the CCORP data. OSHPD’s nine-member Clinical Advisory Panel unanimously approved the proposed changes to the CCORP measures. Once finalized, the requirements will be retroactively effective to July 1, 2014, to be consistent with STS. CHA will submit comments on the proposed regulations by the Oct. 29 deadline and encourages members to contact Debby Rogers at drogers@calhospital.org with any specific comments about the proposal.

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