The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded 200 new Medicare-funded graduate medical education residency slots to hospitals serving rural and underserved communities.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the proposed changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D programs for contract year 2024.
CHA is reminding members of the upcoming deadline for the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural Fund and that Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Period 4 is now open. Phase 4 PRF/ARP Rural Funds Reconsideration Process Deadline: Hospitals that believe their Phase 4 PRF or ARP Rural Funds were inaccurately calculated have until Feb. 21, 2023, […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a variety of resources related to the No Surprises Act. They include: Updated Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) Administrative Fees: Given the larger –than-anticipated volume of claims submitted to the federal IDR process, HHS is increasing the […]
On Dec. 22, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) committed “serious error” and exceeded his authority under the Medicare Act — a legal win for the CHA-sponsored challenge on the issue of the area wage index.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the proposed rule recently issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would streamline prior authorization processes for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care, and federally facilitated marketplace health plans.
The Joint Commission announced it will eliminate 168 quality and safety standards and revise 14 other standards during the first review cycle of 2023.
CHA is reminding members of the deadline for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance program.
CHA has received an update about its ongoing efforts to expedite Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance (PA) funding.
Congress has finalized a $1.7 trillion year-end spending package. However, it must pass both the House of Representatives and Senate to avoid a government shutdown at midnight Friday, Dec. 23, when government funding is currently set to expire.