Advocacy

DCHA Sponsors Annual Council Breakfast Reception

DCHA staff and members of the Government Relations/Financial Policy (GR/FP) Committee thanked Council staffers on Wednesday for their hard work, cooperation, and  service to the city. Joan Lewis, DCHA Interim President, welcomed the Council staff to the annual breakfast and impressed upon the … more

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DCHA Testifies on the Performance of the Department of Health

Today, Robert A. Malson, President and CEO of DCHA, testified at the 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing of the Department of Health (DOH). Mr. Malson testified that the District’s hospitals provided over $101 million in uncompensated care and provided $219 million in … more

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DCHA Testifies on the Performance of the Department of Health Care Finance

On Wednesday, Robert A. Malson, President and CEO of DCHA, testified at the 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing of the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF). In DCHA’s testimony, Mr. Malson commended the Department’s Director, Wayne Turnage, for his leadership and work leading … more

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DCHA Testifies on the Performance of the Department of Behavioral Health

On Thursday, Robert A. Malson, President & CEO of DCHA, testified at the 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing of the Department of Behavioral Health. In DCHA’s testimony, Mr. Malson stressed that the District’s hospitals have always been a partner with the Department … more

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DCHA Recognizes DC City Council Staff at Annual Breakfast

DCHA staff and the members of the DCHA Government Relations/Financial Policy (GR/FP) Committee thanked the DC City Council staffers on Wednesday for their hard work, cooperation and community service to the city. DCHA President Robert A. Malson welcomed the Council … more

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Bill Would Factor Socioeconomic Risk into Hospital Readmission Rates

Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) introduced AHA-supported legislation (H.R. 4188) that would adjust the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to account for certain socioeconomic and health factors that can increase the risk of a patient’s readmission, such as being eligible for … more

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DCHA Supports Confirmation of Dr. Joxel Garcia as Director of the Department of Health

On Wednesday, DCHA President Robert A. Malson testified in support of the confirmation of Dr. Joxel Garcia as the next Director of the District of Columbia Department of Health. In his testimony, Mr. Malson highlighted Dr. Garcia’s previous experience as … more

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AHA advertorial: What is a hospital?

“In the coming years, the image of a hospital will be less about four walls and more about partnerships that advance the health of individuals and communities,” AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock writes in an advertorial today in The … more

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DCHA Continues to Monitor Tax Revision Commission

Over the last year and a half, the District’s Tax Revision Commission has been meeting to discuss various policy decisions that could restructure the tax allocations in the District. The Commission was presented with 60 different proposals on possible changes … more

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DCHA Opposes Two Proposals Being Considered by the Tax Revision Commission

Earlier this week, DCHA President Robert A. Malson testified against two proposals being considered by the District of Columbia’s Tax Revision Commission. These proposals would create a payment in lieu of tax program for non-profit organizations exempt that are from … more

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