On Sept. 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Medi-Cal managed care rates for Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. Subsequently, on Sept. 14, CMS approved the revised rate packages for Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021.
CHA has issued a summary of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule will be effective for FFY 2024 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.
The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (the departments) have updated guidance regarding the No Surprises Act independent dispute resolution (IDR) process. The departments have directed certified IDR entities to resume processing all single and bundled disputes submitted on or before Aug. 3, 2023.
Congress must act to continue funding for the federal government and avoid a shutdown before the end of the federal fiscal year on Sept. 30. However, given the limited progress in drafting appropriations legislation and resistance to passing a continuing resolution by some members of Congress, the likelihood of a federal government shutdown is growing. It is anticipated that when a continuing resolution is passed, it will be short-term.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare will reduce the beneficiary coinsurance amount for 34 Part B prescription drugs between $1 and $618 per average dose from Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2023.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Office for Civil Rights have updated its Security Risk Assessment Tool to help health care providers identify and assess potential risks to electronic protected health information, as required by the HIPAA Security Rule.
CHA will host a webinar on Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. (PT) to explain what information is needed to complete the upcoming seismic reports for the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI).
CHA, the California Medical Association (CMA), Texas Medical Association, and Texas Hospital Association will cohost a free webinar on the new federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program rules, which expand eligibility for California and Texas physicians. The webinar will take place on Sept. 28 at 12:15 p.m. (PT).