The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed rule for the long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (LTCH PPS), as part of the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020. The provisions in the proposed rule, if finalized, would be effective Oct. 1.
On April 16, the California Emergency Medical Services Authority announced that six entities had been awarded between $1.5 and $4.9 million dollars to develop and implement interoperable health information exchange (HIE) between emergency ambulance service providers and hospitals/electronic health records via health information exchange organizations (HIOs).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week released its federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. In addition to annual payment updates, including changes to Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, CMS proposes significant changes to the hospital area wage index. CHA believes this proposal inappropriately and unnecessarily punishes states like California with a high cost of living and is analyzing the impact of the proposal to determine an appropriate political and policy response.
On April 17, the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (UHW) filed a local ballot initiative with the city of Los Angeles that would place a cap on hospital executive compensation. The measure — called the “Public Health and Fair Pay for Hospital Executives Ordinance” — would cap total compensation for “covered executives” at no more than what the U.S. President is paid (currently $450,000 annually).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 proposed rule for the skilled-nursing facility prospective payment system (SNF PPS). The provisions in the proposed rule, if finalized, would be effective Oct. 1, 2020.
The status of the revised EEO-1 Report has caused much confusion for employers. Revised data reporting requirements could become effective as soon as May 31.
With 21 measles cases reported in California this year, the California Department of Public Health has offered detailed recommendations — through All Facilities Letter 19-17 — for identifying and addressing the disease. The cases reported so far have resulted in hundreds of investigations of possible contact as well as transmission of the disease in emergency departments and other health care settings.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system (IRF PPS) for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020. If finalized, the provisions would be effective Oct. 1, 2020.
Last Friday, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released state fiscal year (SFY) 2017-18 Phase 2 encounter volume charts for the Hospital Fee Program to all health plans and hospitals. The data cover Jan. 1 – June 30, 2018, and are available via the secure file transfer protocol site.
Earlier this month, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) collected from hospitals the fees associated with the Cycle 9 fee-for-service (FFS) payments. As previously shared, hospitals will receive the corresponding FFS payment on April 22.