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.  

President Biden Releases Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request

On May 28, President Biden submitted his federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 budget request to Congress. The President’s budget indicates the administration’s priorities — including those related to health care — as it and Congress navigate myriad policy issues in advance of FFY 2022.  

CHA Issues Summary of FFY 2022 Long-Term Care Hospital PPS Proposed Rule

CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 28 and can be submitted electronically by searching for file […]

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.