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.
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 […]
Changes for Medi-Cal and managed care are around the corner. They are significant, and they will impact most of California’s hospitals.
Action Needed: Urge your U.S. senators and representatives to support bipartisan legislation that preserves program eligibility for certain 340B hospitals during the COVID-19 public health emergency. To find your senators’ contact information: www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm To find your representatives’ contact information: www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative Timing: Call or email your representatives and senators by July 2. Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a reduction in inpatient hospital admissions of low-income Medicare and Medicaid patients. This reduction has negatively affected some […]
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.
On June 4, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released finalized documents and supporting resources for the Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and In Lieu of Services (ILOS) components of California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM).
On June 1, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a draft request for proposal (RFP) to solicit feedback from interested parties on the Medi-Cal managed care plan (MCP) contract and the upcoming Medi-Cal MCP procurement.
CHA has issued a detailed summary of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient 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 code “CMS-1752-P.”
Earlier this week, the Senate confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The nomination was approved 55-44, with four Republicans voting yes. Brooks-LaSure previously served at the Department of Health & Human Services, including CMS, during the Obama administration and helped implement the Affordable Care Act. Before being nominated to lead CMS, she was […]
How familiar are you with “white bagging?” Maybe you’ve heard of it but aren’t sure what it is or how it affects your facility. Here’s a quick explanation: white bagging means payers reimburse third-party pharmacies, which then distribute the medications to outpatient medical providers, removing your ability to make changes to the patients’ medication.