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DHCS Releases 2017-18 Phase 2 Volume Charts for Hospital Fee Directed Payments

For CFOs

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.

Reminder: To be considered in the hospital directed payment calculations for Phase 2, any new or revised encounters must be submitted to DHCS by June 30.

DHCS will use the final files in the calculations for Phase 2 directed payments, which will eventually be paid to hospitals in May 2020. A timeline is provided below. For more information, see DHCS’ toolkit.

Directed Payments 2019 Workflow
Future Encounter Data Releases and Contract Status Process

SFY 2017-18; Phase 2 March 15
SFY 2017-18; Phase 2
SFY 2018-19; Phase 1
April 12
SFY 2017-18; Phase 2 (Contract Status)
SFY 2018-19; Phase 1
SFY 2018-19; Phase 2
June 14
DHCS Deadline for Encounters SFY 2017-18 Phase 2 June 30
SFY 2018-19; Phase 1
SFY 2018-19; Phase 2
Aug. 16
SFY 2017-2018; Phase 2  (Contract Status) Sept. 13
SFY 2018-19; Phase 1
SFY 2018-19; Phase 2
Oct. 11
SFY 2018-19; Phase 1  (Contract Status)
SFY 2018-19; Phase 2
Dec. 13
DHCS Deadline for Encounters SFY 2018-19 Phase 1 Dec. 31