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 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.
On April 29, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a Medi-Cal Eligibility Division Information Letter (MEDIL) to provide guidance to counties on the Medi-Cal eligibility of Ukrainian nationals arriving in California.
On May 2, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent payment and utilization data to hospitals that have been determined eligible for payments under the disproportionate share hospital (DSH) and DSH replacement programs for fiscal year 2021-22.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a rule finalizing policies for contract year 2023 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare prescription drug benefit programs. The rule finalizes proposals on increased agency oversight of plan marketing, expansion and network adequacy, reinstatement of medical loss ratio reporting requirements, and equity-oriented changes to dual-eligible special […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by June 17.
Action needed: Write to Assembly and Senate leaders and ask them to support budget proposals that would increase access to equitable health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries, add funding to the state’s Medi-Cal graduate medical education (GME) program, and make other major investments in the state’s health care workforce. CHA has developed two template letters about the […]