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.
On June 16, the Department of Health Care Services announced through a Medi-Cal provider newsflash that fee-for-service payments for certain services and programs that were scheduled to be paid at the end of June will be held until early July. This delay does not apply to services provided in Medi-Cal managed care.
CHA has submitted comments on the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
On June 9, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced through a Medi-Cal provider bulletin that the criteria for Treatment Authorization Requests (TAR) for inpatient services will be updated effective for admissions on or after June 15.
Earlier this month, CHA shared feedback with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on its Draft Population Health Management (PHM) Strategy and Roadmap 2022.
Under the COVID-19 federal public health emergency (PHE), Medi-Cal beneficiaries were guaranteed continuous coverage as long as the PHE was in effect.
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.
On May 13, Gov. Newsom released the May Revision with modifications to the proposed state budget he first presented in January.
On May 13, Gov. Newsom released the May Revision with modifications to the proposed state budget he first presented in January. Tax revenue estimates have surged by $55 billion since the governor’s January budget proposal, creating a discretionary budgetary surplus of $49 billion and allowing the state to make new investments beyond what was proposed […]
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.