More than 15 million Californians rely on Medi-Cal, the state’s health care coverage safety net, for health insurance. Two-thirds of those on Medi-Cal are people of color and often live in communities with a lack of adequate health care providers. Without significant investments to support providers that deliver health care to California’s most vulnerable, millions living in rural and underserved areas are in jeopardy.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of a proposed rule to implement policies in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program related to legislative requirements addressing drug misclassification, as well as drug pricing and product data misreporting by manufacturers. The proposed rule also includes several other program integrity and program administration provisions. Comments are due to the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by 2 p.m. (PT) on July 25 and can be submitted online.
Older adults who experience acute health events are regularly managed through services provided in multiple settings – emergency departments, inpatient care, and post-acute care settings – and require several risky care transitions. These episodes are among the top drivers of health care costs and poor outcomes for aging populations. Hospitals have responded by implementing cross-continuum strategies to increase understanding of the unique needs of older adults and establish “age-friendly care.” On June 20, CHA will host a webinar where members can hear from West Health, a leader in the development of health care delivery models that improve care and access while reducing costs for the fast-growing, diverse population of older adults.
On June 15, CHA will host a members-only webinar on two proposed rules related to Medicaid programs.
CHA is hosting a webinar featuring Chad Mulvany, Vice President of Federal Policy, and Robert Ducay, Vice President of Policy. Both experts will discuss their insights and potential impacts related to these proposals. They will answer any questions you have about these proposed rules.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule withdrawing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. They include but are not limited to hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities.
As noted in CHA News last week, hospitals’ Medicare and Medicaid payments are at risk if an agreement to raise the nation’s borrowing limit, known as the debt ceiling, isn’t reached. As negotiations continue between President Biden and Speaker McCarthy, our national partners at the American Hospital Association have put together this Member Advisory to […]
In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 9 and the California Office of Emergency Services, CHA is hosting a May 22 webinar to provide an update on FEMA’s public assistance program application process.
CHA has issued members-only summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of two proposed rules related to Medicaid programs.
Congressional leaders and President Biden continue to try to find agreement on a plan to raise the federal debt limit. The borrowing limit for the federal government is set in statute and once it’s reached (known as the X date) the federal government can no longer meet its financial obligations. Once the limit is reached, it is unclear how the U.S. Treasury will disburse a limited pool of funds collected daily against a growing list of unmet obligations, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to providers.
On May 12, the governor released the May Revision, an update to his January budget proposal for the fiscal year (FY) extending from July 2023 through June 2024. The Legislature has until June 15 to pass the budget.