CHA News Article

30-Month Hospital Fee Payments Delayed

On Friday, CHA met with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to discuss the timeline for the final fee-for-service and managed care cycles of the 30-month hospital fee program. The 10th cycle of fee-for-service was originally scheduled to occur in January. However, it has been delayed to February. The cycle 10 fee-for-service payments will be due to DHCS on Feb. 7, 2014; hospitals will receive the supplemental Medi-Cal fee-for-service payments on Feb. 25, 2014.

DHCS will send cycle 10 fee-for-service invoices to hospitals on Jan. 8, 2014. DHCS intends to submit the final Medi-Cal managed care rates to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for approval by the end of the first quarter of calendar year 2014, and approval is anticipated by the end of the second quarter.