Disproportionate Share Hospital Program

California Congressional Delegation Urges Action on Medicaid DSH Cuts

In the U.S. House, 41 members of the California congressional delegation — more than three-quarters of California representatives — signed a bipartisan letter urging House leadership to take action on the Supporting Safety Net Hospitals Act (H.R. 2665), legislation to delay the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts that are scheduled for Oct. 1. In total, 231 members of […]

CHA State-Federal Alert Seeks Attention on Emergency Funding and Medi-Cal Reimbursements, Upcoming DSH Cuts 

Last week, CHA issued a joint state-federal alert seeking members’ attention and action on two issues:  
Support for one-time state funding to stabilize hospitals and long-term increases in Medi-Cal reimbursements 
Support for a federal bill to delay Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts 
For the state portion of the alert, CHA is asking hospital leaders to send a letter to the state senator and Assembly member who represent your hospital to voice your support for a one-time request for funds to stabilize distressed hospitals, as well as increases in Medi-Cal reimbursements. A letter framework with a high-level guide to the messages that should be included is available for members’ use. Letters should be sent by May 10; please send a copy to Mark Farouk at mfarouk@calhospital.org
For the federal bill, CHA is asking hospital leaders to call or email their U.S. representative by May 11 to ask them to: 
Co-sponsor the Supporting Safety Net Hospitals Act (H.R. 2665), legislation to delay the Medicaid DSH cuts that are scheduled for Oct. 1. 
Sign a letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives calling for urgent action on the legislation. 

U.S House Holds Multiple Hearings on Hospital Issues

CHA thanks members for responding to the targeted alert calling for hospitals to contact their congressional representatives ahead of the four House subcommittee hearings on transparency, disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, outpatient payments, 340B, physician-owned hospitals, tax-exempt status, and many other hospital issues.