- Utilization Indicators
The 2013 Utilization Indicators report provides aggregate and comparative data on the utilization trends of the District of Columbia hospital community for calendar year 2013. The source of the data is the District of Columbia Hospital Association’s (DCHA) Monthly Utilization Survey and Quarterly Bed Capacity and Census Survey (self-reported by individual hospitals).
- Advocacy Agenda
The 2013-2014 Advocacy Agenda is designed to help inform our members, government officials and the public about the health care issues of critical importance to the District’s hospitals and to ensure that quality care is accessible to all District residents in the most appropriate setting, regardless of their financial or medical status. The Agenda highlights many of the issues at the top of Association’s 2013 legislative and regulatory agenda that we expect will remain priorities in 2014.
The District of Columbia Hospital Association, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust, has created a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) to work together to reduce harm by 40% and readmissions by 20% by 2013! With nearly 2,000 hospitals in 33 states, we know that by us learning and sharing together—all teach, all learn—we will accomplish these goals for our patients. more...
Community factors explain a substantial amount of variation in hospital readmission rates, according to a study reported today in Health Services Research (HSR). The study assessed the effect of county demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, access to care, and nursing home … more
On Thursday, Director Wayne Turnage from the District’s Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) gave a presentation on the agency’s FY15 Budget to the DCHA Government Relations/Financial Policy Committee. During his presentation, Director Turnage told the Committee that the District’s … more
Jeffrey DeWitt, the District’s new CFO spoke to the DCHA Board of Directors on Thursday to discuss his first 90 days and his plans for the Office. The chief goal for the immediate future is to ensure that customer service … more