CHA News Article

CHA Convenes Payer Relations Committee

Last week, CHA convened the Payer Relations Committee (PRC) for its quarterly meeting. During the closed session, the committee discussed the 340B budget proposal, the quality assurance fee program, and various systemic issues related to commercial and government payers across the state. In addition, the committee discussed federal issues related to section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and the Medicare outpatient observation notice requirements. Several payers joined the open afternoon session and provided industry updates, including their progress in preparing for the reporting requirements of SB 137 (Chapter 649, Statutes of 2015), which aims to improve provider directories. The next PRC meeting will be held in San Diego on May 31.