Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a continuing resolution to provide funding for the federal government for the first few weeks of federal fiscal year 2020, which begins Oct. 1. Of particular note for California’s safety-net hospitals, the measure includes a provision to delay the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts slated to take effect on Oct. 1. The delay is in place until Nov. 21.
The House passed the continuing resolution last week, and the president is expected to sign it. The measure will give the House and Senate additional time to pass the individual appropriations bills required to keep the government open and operation. CHA will continue to work with members of the California delegation to delay the DSH cuts for as long as possible.