The District of Columbia Hospital Association works to advance hospitals and health systems in the District by promoting policies and initiatives that strengthens our system of care.

Value-Based Purchasing

Learn the details of Medicare’s value-based purchasing program, how to interpret the reports available to DCHA members, and the implications of quality-based payments for DC and your hospital. Length: 60 minutes.
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RRP & HAC Reduction

Learn the details of Medicare’s current Hospital Acquired Condition Reduction and Readmission Reduction payment programs, how to interpret the reports available to DCHA members and the implications of quality-based payments for DC and your hospital. Length: 60 minutes.
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Mitigating Bias to Address Health Disparities Heightened by COVID-19


Key Objectives

  • Note the importance of developing a structural framework to establish a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy to address disparities.
  • Consider how bias impacts the way we make decisions which leads to disparities.
  • Review how COVID-19 has exacerbated existing disparities in marginalized groups.
  • Emphasize the importance of utilizing reliable patient data (race/ethnicity, language, sexual orientation/gender identity) to measure outcomes and establish interventions.
  • Discuss strategic actions as a DEI COVID-19 response to address current barriers and identifying opportunities with internal and external partners

Length: 60 minutes

Evidence-Based Programs to
Support Hospital Food Service


December 16 @ 2 pm  | 60 minutes

  • Learn about two evidence-based programs and best practices for implementation within a hospital.
  • Universal Meals: In a world of increasingly diverse eating habits and dietary needs, this new program devised by the Physicians Committee and the Culinary Institute of America ensures that everyone has a seat at the table. Can it be that people who are gluten-free, vegan, from a Muslim, Hindu, or Jewish background, or have common food allergies all be served—from the same menu?

    Plant-Based Foods at the University of Florida: The University of Florida has implemented a comprehensive program of plant-based hospital foods, tackling the key questions food service directors ask: What will it cost? How will it be accepted? What is the nutritional value? How easy are these meals to prepare?

  • 1.0 Continuing Education Credit Approved for Dieticians, Nursing and Social Work.

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