Over the summer, the country’s hospitals — struggling to get back on their feet following the crippling revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, skyrocketing inflation, and stagnant government funding — suffered yet another setback. According to the August “National Hospital Flash Report” from national health care consulting firm Kaufman Hall, operating margins dipped in July to a meager 1.3% (for comparison, insurance companies were above 15% in 2023).
On Sept. 11, CHA is hosting a members-only webinar with emergency medical services (EMS) partners from multiple organizations to provide an overview of the future landscape of the EMS system.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements initiative.
CHA has submitted comments on the proposed remedy issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its 340B-acquired drug payment policy that was in effect from 2018-2022 for hospitals paid under the outpatient prospective payment system.
For the third time, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled to set aside certain regulations implementing the No Surprises Act. The Texas Medical Association, joined by several air ambulance providers and supported by an amicus brief filed by the American Hospital Association, successfully argued that the methodology used to calculate the qualifying payment amount (QPA) favors insurers during the arbitration process.
In early August, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent hospitals their tentative eligibility status for the state fiscal year 2023-24 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program.
CHA submitted comments on the calendar year (CY) 2024 home health (HH) prospective payment system proposed rule. In the letter, CHA raised concerns about the impact of CMS’ proposed payment adjustments. CHA requested that CMS take steps to eliminate punitive and unwarranted decreases in reimbursement that have negatively impacted access to HH care. CHA specifically […]
CHA DataSuite issued hospital-specific impact analyses of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 Medicare inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) final rule. The analysis shows providers how Medicare fee-for-service payments would change from FFY 2023 to FFY 2024 based on the final rule. A detailed summary of the final rule is available for CHA members.
CHA DataSuite issued a hospital-specific analysis of federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 Medicare skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) final rule. The analysis shows providers how Medicare fee-for-service payments will change from FFY 2023 to FFY 2024 based on the policies set forth in the final rule. A detailed summary of the final rule is available for CHA members.