CHA News Article

Federal Advocacy Program Is May 4 – 7 In Washington, D.C.
Discounted registration, hotel reservation deadlines are April 4

Hospital executives are encouraged to register today for the upcoming annual California Congressional Action Program (CCAP), May 4 – 7 in Washington, D.C. As Congress faces continued pressure to cut costs, it is crucial that hospitals work together to protect access to health care services in California by creating a strong presence in Washington, D.C.

Top federal priorities for hospitals this year include maintaining funding for the disproportionate share hospital (DSH) supplemental payment program; implementation of the Affordable Care Act; health care costs and transparency; development of an appropriate site-neutral payment system; improvements to the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program; proposed California ballot initiatives; protecting vulnerable rural hospitals; behavioral health; and reforms to the post-acute care payment system.

For more information about CCAP and to register, visit www.calhospital.org/ccap. To facilitate the scheduling of Congressional meetings, CHA urges members to register by April 4.

This year’s CHPAC President’s Club Dinner will take place Monday, May 5 at the Library of Congress’ Madison Hall. Madison Hall features inscriptions from President James Madison’s speeches and serves as the national monument to the fourth U.S. president. The annual dinner is complimentary for members of the CHPAC President’s Club. For more information or to join the President’s Club, contact Jill Thomson at (916) 522-7560 or jthomson@calhospital.org.

Discounted rooms are available at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, the host hotel for the California delegation, at the rate of $279 per night. To reserve a room, call (877) 212-5752 and mention the California Hospital Association. Don’t delay — availability is limited, and the reservation deadline is April 4.

CCAP is held in conjunction with the American Hospital Association’s Annual Membership Meeting; thousands of hospital executives from throughout the country are expected to convene in the nation’s capital. Separate registration for the AHA meeting is required. Visit www.aha.org for registration and program details.

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