On Aug. 7, the U.S. Senate passed the Democratic budget reconciliation bill, the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), which includes provisions on health care, climate, and tax policies. The roughly $740 billion party-line package passed 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.
CHA has issued member-only summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the final rules updating the Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs), skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs), and hospice facilities for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023. These regulations are effective Oct. 1. Payment and policy changes for the FFY 2023 inpatient PPS and long-term […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule.
CHA has issued a three-part, members-only summary and specialty impact analysis, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc. (HPA), of the calendar year 2023 physician fee schedule (PFS) proposed rule. Comments are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 6.
On Aug. 2, CHA sent a letter to the California congressional delegation urging members to assist in securing reimbursement for hospitals’ pandemic expenses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The California Department of Health Care Services is accepting applications for its Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program Round 4: Children and Youth grant. Applications are due no later than Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. (PT).
In July, the CalBridge Behavioral Health Navigator Program announced the latest list of over 80 California hospitals to receive over $9 million in grants. The grants support emergency departments (EDs) becoming primary access points for the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness California will hold its annual conference in Newport Beach on Aug. 25-26.