CHA News Article

Center for Post-Acute Care Advisory Board Advocates in Washington, D.C.

Representatives of CHA's Center for Post Acute Care Advisory Board met with CMS staff this week in Washington, D.C.

Members from CHA’s Center for Post-Acute Care Advisory Board traveled to Washington, D.C. yesterday to educate policymakers on the importance of post-acute care in the continuum of care. The group first attended two meetings with representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to discuss the California Coordinated Care Initiative, durable medical equipment and implementation of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act. The group also met with more than 15 members of the California congressional delegation, including a meeting with staff from both senators’ offices.

“It was an exciting time to be in DC,” said Pamela Chevreaux, vice president, ambulatory services at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Chair-elect of the Center of Post-Acute Care Advisory Board. “The center’s members are looking forward to being involved in the transformation of health care.”