The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) has made changes to its Hospital Supplier Diversity Report, which hospitals are required to submit annually on their minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran business enterprise procurement efforts.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a final rule updating its Rural Health Care Program, which supports rural providers with the costs of broadband and other communications services. The final rule adopts changes to improve the accuracy of urban and rural rates, funding cap rules and invoicing for the program.
Two new developments show renewed focus by the state’s principal health plan regulator, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), on unfair health plan payment practices.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued guidance regarding the delivery of home dialysis services by certified end-stage renal disease (ESRD) providers in a skilled-nursing facility (SNF).
On March 23, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) submitted a draft of the Hospital Fee Program (VIII) fee and payment model to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Over the past several months, CHA has worked closely with DHCS in finalizing the next Hospital Fee Program.
CHA DataSuite has released a hospital-specific analysis for the fourth quarter 2022 quality program measure trends. The analysis is intended to provide hospitals with a comparative review over time of the quality data collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and published on Care Compare.
Last week, the independent agency that advises Congress on Medicare rates delivered its March report, which describes hospital profit margins that hit all-time highs in 2021 and calls attention to the $200 billion in taxpayer subsidies that provided hospitals with a cushion to get through the worst of the pandemic.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several new resources to assist post-acute care (PAC) providers, including inpatient rehabilitation facility and long-term care hospital providers, in coding specific items required in patient assessment and the PAC quality reporting program (QRP).
CHA DataSuite has issued a hospital-specific analysis of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 Medicare inpatient hospital-acquired condition (HAC) reduction program.