On March 16, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) issued the fifth supplemental fee-for-service (FFS) payment related to the 2017-19 Hospital Fee Program, representing the approximate 25% shortfall that occurred with the FFS Cycle 5 payment in May 2018. In recognition of the challenges hospitals are currently experiencing with the coronavirus pandemic, DHCS has agreed to move up the sixth FFS reconciliation payment — originally scheduled for May 18 — to the end of March, processing through EFT on April 6.
This will be the final FFS reconciliation payment for the 2017-19 Hospital Fee Program.
|Estimated EFT Date||Program||Cycle||Type|
|4/6/2020||HQAF V||Cycle 6||FFS Reconciliation Payment|