Billing & Collection

No Surprises Act: Implementation for California Hospitals

March 24, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Pacific Time
A complimentary, CHA members-only webinar

The No Surprises Act was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. It addresses surprise medical billing for federally-regulated plans and in states without surprise billing laws. Most sections of the legislation are effective Jan. 1, 2022. As the name implies, this Act prohibits patients from getting surprise bills in certain out-of-network situations. The Departments of Health & Human Services, Treasury and Labor will issue regulations and guidance to implement numerous provisions. 

HRSA Announces Funding for COVID-19 Uninsured Program Reimbursements 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that it will devote $4.8 billion from the American Rescue Plan to support the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program.   The HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program provides reimbursements to eligible providers for claims attributed to COVID-19 testing, treatment, or vaccination for uninsured individuals. Additional information about the program is available on the HRSA website.  

FFY 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule Updates Webinar

CMS issues updates on Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) CMS proposes to increase payment rates by approximately 2.8% in fiscal year 2022 compared to FFY 2021 for hospitals paid under the IPPS that successfully participate in the hospital inpatient quality reporting program and are users of meaningful electronic health records (EHR). Based on all changes in the proposed […]