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.

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).


Mayor-Elect Makes Cabinet Appointments

On Monday, Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser announced her picks to fill three cabinet posts within her administration. The appointments included Kevin Donahue as Deputy City Administrator, Brenda Donald as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Jennifer C. Niles as … more

Hospital Prices Rise 0.1% in August

Overall hospital prices increased 0.1% in August, and were 1.7% higher than a year ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. Prices for the subgroup of general medical and surgical hospitals were unchanged for the month, and 1.5% … more

CMS Predicts Decrease In Number of Uninsured

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) actuaries released a report yesterday predicting a decrease in the number of uninsured as well as faster growth health expenditures. According to CMS the number of uninsured will fall from 45 million … more

DCHA Members

Member Hospitals:

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Associate Members:

D.C. Primary Care Associaton


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