Finance & Reimbursement

About Finance & Reimbursement

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many California hospitals’ financial situations were challenging — nearly 40% operated in the red. Hospitals strive to contain costs while delivering essential care to their communities in the most cost-effective manner. CHA provides direction to hospitals on the diverse issues that affect their financial performance, and advocates for them to ensure that much-needed programs retain their funding. In addition, CHA offers tools such as DataSuite to help hospitals analyze government reimbursement changes, and the potential impact of regulatory and legislative actions on hospitals.  

Reminder: Provider Relief Fund Reporting Grace Period Ends Nov. 30 

CHA reminds hospitals that the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting grace period for Reporting Period 1 ends Nov. 30.  In September, the Health Resources and Services Administration gave providers who received more than $10,000 in PRF funds between April 30 and June 30, 2020, until Nov. 30, 2021, to comply with the original reporting requirements before recouping the funds or taking […]

Hospitals Encouraged to Preview January 2022 Public Reporting Data by Nov. 18 

CHA reminds providers that the deadline to preview the January 2022 public reporting hospital data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid is Nov. 18.   CHA encourages hospitals to thoroughly review the data, as it will be publicly reported on the Care Compare website in January 2022.   The preview period is for hospitals and facilities participating in the hospital inpatient quality reporting, hospital […]

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Grace Period Ends Nov. 30 

CHA reminds hospitals that the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting grace period for Reporting Period 1 ends Nov. 30.  In September, the Health Resources and Services Administration gave providers who received more than $10,000 in PRF funds between April 30 and June 30, 2020, until Nov. 30, 2021, to comply with the original reporting requirements before recouping the funds or taking […]

FEMA Funding for Eligible COVID-19 Costs Extended Through April 1, 2022 

President Biden has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will continue to provide 100% federal reimbursement for eligible costs associated with ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts and vaccine initiatives through April 1, 2022.   The funding will be available to local, state, tribal or territorial governments, and certain non-profit organizations. The policy was set to expire on Dec. 31.