On Oct. 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) notified the Department of Health Care Services of its approval of the Hospital Fee Program’s managed care directed payment program for Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021.
Even though this structure is consistent with years’ past, the CMS approval does not constitute final approval — that is tied to CMS’ approval of the managed care rates. As with past experience, the CMS approval process for managed care rates could take several years.
Want to know what portions of the Hospital Fee Program have been approved? Stay up-to-date using the CMS approval website.