CHA News provides timely information to members every Monday and Thursday at 3 p.m.This section contains a chronological listing of CHA News articles. For information by topic, please visit the Hospital Topics section.
CHA News provides timely information to members every
Monday and Thursday at 3 p.m.This section contains
a chronological listing of CHA News articles. For
information by topic, please visit the Hospital Topics section.
CHA’s Public Advocacy Program has produced a video to convey the impact
of pending implementation of rate cuts for
distinct-part skilled-nursing facilities (DP/SNFs) — as agreed to
in the 2011 budget. The video is part of a larger
campaign to urge support for AB 900, which would restore
DP/SNF rates to levels adequate to support access to
CHA, in partnership with the California Department of Education,
has created the Health Facility Work-Based Learning
Program Guide in response to requests from hospitals for
information, tools and tips for partnering with local K-12
educational institutions. The guide’s purpose is to provide a
resource for all health care employers (not just hospitals)
seeking work-based learning partnerships with local K-12
institutions. Not only is it intended to be used by employers
developing new partnerships, it can also serve as a valuable tool
for existing work-based learning programs. The guide features a
spectrum of model employer/K-12 partnerships that serve as real
life examples of successful programs. It also includes turn-key
forms and documents that can be used when developing a program,
as well as links to additional information. The guide is
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
has issued four key steps to assist organizations in
preparing for the transition to ICD-10. CMS recommends that
organizations 1) inventory systems and identify discrepancies; 2)
evaluate current software systems; 3) train and educate staff;
and 4) test the documentation process. For more detailed
information and updates on ICD-10, visit
On Oct. 8, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an
Initial Communication identifying 206 patients that had been
exposed to excess radiation during computed tomography (CT)
perfusion imaging. The recent cases triggered a nationwide FDA
investigation. Current findings from the investigation show at
least 256 confirmed cases of overexposure in California, as well
as possible cases in multiple states.
CHA has released the short educational video below that honors
California’s health care providers working in more than 200
allied health professions.
Sponsored by CHA and The California Endowment, the video features
CHA members with expertise in workforce planning and human
resources, as well as actual allied health professionals from CHA
member hospitals. For a DVD copy of this video, please
contact Cathy Martin at email@example.com.
In 2007, the CHA Board of Trustees identified the allied health
care workforce shortage as a state advocacy priority for 2008.
Specifically, the Board directed CHA to increase awareness of
severe allied health care workforce shortages through its public
advocacy program. In response, CHA established the CHA Workforce
Committee to identify and analyze the barriers to increasing the
supply of allied health professionals in the state and to make
recommendations that would address the shortages.