CHA Regulatory Update – May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023

Welcome to the May 2023 edition of the CHA Regulatory Update.

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Vote NO on HB 23-1215

April 27, 2023

“In Colorado, we have deliberately built a health care system focused more on preventive care to keep people healthy and out of the hospital, because we know that the single best way to improve quality of life and reduce the cost of care is to prevent patients from needing it in the first place.”

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Colorado Hospital CEOs Oppose Facility Fee Prohibitions

April 17, 2023

During the first legislative hearing, many hospitals were carved out of the bill, in an attempt to protect against the financial harm and limits on access to health care services caused by this proposed policy. Today, CHA released a letter signed by 100 percent of the hospital CEOs whose organizations were carved out. The CEOs agree that ill-conceived policy does not get fixed by carving out hospitals from it.

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Colorado Hospital Association Expresses Continued Concern with Facility Fees Legislation

March 23, 2023

CHA continues to have conversations with the bill sponsors and proponents of House Bill 23-1215, the prohibition on hospital facility fees. The Association remains steadfastly opposed to the bill as introduced and has concerns with proposed amendments that proponents have shared this week. It is essential to recognize that any prohibition on facility fees will harm access to care.

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Year-End 2022 Financials Show Significant Drops for Colorado Hospitals

March 14, 2023

CHA has analyzed the year-end 2022 financials for Colorado hospitals. The data show even more troubling trends on the financial and operational impacts for hospitals since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CHA Highlights Catastrophic Impacts of Facility Fee Legislation

February 23, 2023

As introduced, House Bill 23-1215: Limit on Hospital Facility Fees would have catastrophic impacts on Colorado’s health care system. Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) and its member hospitals and health systems are raising the alarm about this legislation and its potential to harm patient access and health care affordability.

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Workplace Violence Increases in Hospitals Across Colorado

February 21, 2023

CHA released “Addressing Violence in Colorado Hospitals” – a look at the current trends of workplace violence in hospitals and health systems across the state. Colorado and national trends show that violence against health care workers is on the rise.

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New Data Highlights Financial Difficulties in 2022 for Colorado Hospitals

January 11, 2023

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Jan. 11, 2023 – Today, Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) released the 2022 Colorado Hospital Industry Update, a statewide perspective of the financial condition of hospital and health systems, and the data show that the financial and operational impacts for hospitals since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have been staggering. As …

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Colorado Hospitals Deactivate Combined Hospital Transfer Center

December 20, 2022

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Dec. 20, 2022 – This week, Colorado hospitals deactivated the Combined Hospital Transfer Center (CHTC), which had been activated since Nov. 9 to facilitate the transfer of pediatric patients with respiratory illnesses. Pediatric hospitals were experiencing record-breaking patient volumes and hospitals around the state collaborated to protect access for the youngest …

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CHA Regulatory Update – Dec. 5, 2022

December 5, 2022

Welcome to the December 2022 edition of the CHA Regulatory Update.

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