CHA News

Provider Resources Available to Help Children With Emotional Disturbance During Disasters

New resources are available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help providers who care for children with serious emotional disturbances, including those caused by disasters. The resources define “serious emotional disturbance,” address emotional disturbances during disasters, highlight disasters’ emotional impact on children and teens, clarify complex trauma and how it can impact children, and explain causes of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and teens.

DHCS Releases Final Guidance on Network Provider Status

Last week, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) issued its final All Plan Letter (APL) 19-001, specifying contractual requirements that must exist between Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) and hospitals for a hospital to be considered a network provider.

Hospital Fee Program Payments Will Be Nearly 100% of Modeled Amounts

Earlier this month, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent hospitals invoices covering fee-for-service cycle 8 of the 2017-19 Hospital Fee Program. The cycle eight invoice covers Oct. 1, 2018-Dec. 31, 2018, and was due Jan. 2. DHCS collected enough fees to pay nearly 100 percent of the modeled cycle eight Medi-Cal fee-for-service payments, and will issue payments to providers on Jan. 21.

Authors
  • Sheree Lowe
    Vice President, Behavioral Health
  • Ryan Witz
    Vice President, Health Care Finance Initiatives