Hospital Fee Program

Hospital Fee Program Invoices Due July 24

What’s happening: Invoices for the 2023-24 Hospital Fee Program, fee-for-service cycle 4, were mailed on June 24.  

What else to know: Payments to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) are due on July 24.   

CMS Approves 2024 Private Hospital Directed Payment Preprint

What’s happening: On April 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the calendar year 2024 Private Hospital Directed Payment (PHDP) preprint for the Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 rating period.   

What else to know: A copy of the federal approval letter is available on CHA’s Hospital Fee Program web page under Program 8. 

Hospital Fee Program Status

The Hospital Quality Assurance Fee (HQAF) Program and all of its statutory provisions were made permanent through the passage of CHA’s ballot initiative, the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act (Proposition 52), in the November 2016 general election. While this provides the framework for all future hospital fee programs, future iterations must adhere to federal regulations related to health-care provider taxes. Further, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) must obtain all necessary federal approvals.