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Regulations

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Long-Awaited Interoperability Final Rules Issued
For CEOs, CIOs, government relations staff, compliance staff, general counsel

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued two long-awaited final rules — one from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the other from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) — intended to improve the interoperability of health information. The final rules include provisions for hospitals and other providers, health plans, and health information technology vendors.

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Affordability

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Office of Health Care Affordability Offers Opportunity to Address Rising Health Care Costs
For CEOs, government relations staff

On Monday, CHA issued a media statement about the new statewide Office of Health Care Affordability. The office is part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to limit health care spending across public and private sectors in a broad effort to contain rising costs.

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Finance

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CHA DataSuite Releases Medicare Margins Analysis
For CEOs, CFOs, reimbursement directors

CHA DataSuite has released hospital-specific analyses showing the trends in Medicare margins over the most recent 10-year period (federal fiscal years 2009-18). The margins are shown graphically for hospitals and various comparison groups.

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OSHPD Reports to Legislature on Health Care Payment Database
For CEOs, CFOs

On Monday, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development submitted a report to the Legislature with recommendations on how to establish and maintain a health care payment database in California. The report was submitted in advance of the July 1 deadline required by Assembly Bill 1810 (statutes of 2018) and includes 36 recommendations that were unanimously approved by a review committee of health care stakeholders. Per the statutes, the database must be substantially completed no later than July 1, 2023.

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Quality & Patient Safety

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HQI Conference Registration Now Open
For CNOs, CMOs, quality & patient safety staff

Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hospital Quality Institute Patient Safety Conference. This year’s conference will be held in both Northern and Southern California — with a Long Beach conference set for Sept. 29-30 and a Napa event to be held Nov. 15-16.

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Emergency Preparedness

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CHA Provides Ongoing COVID-19 Updates
For CEOs, CMOs, CNOs, COOs, infection preventionists, disaster preparedness staff

To support hospitals and health systems as they continue to care for patients potentially diagnosed with COVID-19 and significantly surge their capacity in the coming weeks, CHA has created the Coronavirus Response web page as a repository of information. It features updates and guidance in an FAQ format, as well as a comprehensive list of state and federal waivers, flexes, and enforcement discretions; information on resource requests; details about Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement; and more. 

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Education

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CHA Education Events

For more information about CHA education programs, visit www.calhospital.org/education.

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