Every year, California’s hospitals treat millions of patients, many of them covered by Medi-Cal, the state’s health care safety net. This includes numerous essential health care services for Californians, including care for more than 50% of all births, 46% of behavioral health-related emergency department visits, 58% of rural hospital patient care days, 1 million inpatient stays, and nearly 16 million outpatient visits in 2018. CHA is committed to protecting Medi-Cal rates and assuring that the state’s neediest maintain access to the high quality of care that all Californians deserve.
CHA has issued a detailed summary of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule are effective for FFY 2022 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.
Upon the announcement of a state public health order on testing for employees in health care settings, the Department of Managed Health Care released All Plan Letter 21-020.
Given the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has decided to delay the full implementation of Medi-Cal Rx until April 1, 2021.
CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on Aug. 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. (PT) to discuss implementation of the No Surprises Act and to help members understand the notice and consent process, along with qualifying payment calculation.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a national stakeholder call at 12:30 p.m. (PT) on July 22 to discuss the interim final rule with comment period implementing the No Surprises Act, which addresses surprise medical billing at the federal level.
CHA has submitted a comment letter to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on its draft Request for Proposal (RFP) #20-10029, Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans, released on June 1.
CHA has issued a draft comment letter on the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS’) draft Request for Proposal (RFP) #20-10029, Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans, released on June 1.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a webinar on Medi-Cal Managed Care & CalAIM: Upcoming Policy Updates on June 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. (PT).
On June 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a member forum to present an overview of the draft request for proposal for the Medi-Cal managed care plan (MCP) contract and the upcoming Medi-Cal MCP procurement that was released by the Department of Health Care Services on June 1. Ryan Witz, CHA vice president of health care […]
As previously shared in CHA News, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released a draft request for proposal (RFP) to solicit feedback from interested parties on the Medi-Cal managed care plan (MCP) contract and upcoming Medi-Cal MCP procurement.