CHA News Article

DHCS Adds 2 New Measures to PPC Reporting, Ends Grace Period

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) hosted a stakeholder webinar yesterday on new reporting requirements for provider-preventable conditions (PPCs). DHCS informed stakeholders that the “grace period” for reporting PPCs ended Oct. 10. All Medi-Cal reimbursed health care providers must report PPCs retroactive to the effective date of July 1, 2012. In addition, DHCS added two new measures to the original reporting requirements: 1) surgical site infection following cardiac implantable electronic device procedures; 2) iatrogenic pneumothorax following venous catheterization. Frequently asked questions on PPC reporting are available at Slides from the webinar will soon be available on the DHCS website. For questions regarding PPC reporting, contact DHCS at For more information, see attached All Facilities Letter issued to hospitals.