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.
About Finance & Reimbursement
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the release of an additional $482 million in payments as part of the Phase 4 distribution of the Provider Relief Fund.
CHA has issued a comprehensive summary of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 17.
As shared previously in CHA News, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent hospitals invoices covering the first four fee-for-service cycles of the 2019-21 Hospital Fee Program in March. The first invoice is due on April 29 and covers July 1, 2019-Sept. 30, 2019. Hospitals will receive the first fee-for-service payment on May 18.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:
On April 29, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a Medi-Cal Eligibility Division Information Letter (MEDIL) to provide guidance to counties on the Medi-Cal eligibility of Ukrainian nationals arriving in California.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2023 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system proposed rule recently issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 17.
CHA DataSuite has issued a hospital-specific analysis of the Medicare federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 hospital wage index and occupational mix data, which is designed in the business intelligence platform.
CHA would like to remind members of several key dates related to the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).
CHA DataSuite has issued a hospital-specific analysis of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 Medicare skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule.
CHA will hold a webinar on May 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (PT) to detail the Department of Health Care Access and Information’s (HCAI) new Hospital Disclosures and Compliance System, designed to assist hospitals in completing their Hospital Supplier Diversity Reports, which are due July 1.