CHA News Article

CHA Secures Extension of Laboratory Data Requirement from DHCS
Hospital outreach labs will have more time to collect and submit data

The data requested by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) related to clinical laboratory services performed in hospital outreach labs was due May 31, but many hospital outreach labs have not submitted data due to the complexities associated with complying. Yesterday, CHA met with DHCS to explain hospitals’ concerns and request an extension of the reporting requirement. DHCS has agreed to extend the deadline until it can better understand the complexities of hospital billing and reimbursement. In addition, DHCS confirmed that it is only requesting data from hospital outreach labs that receive global payments (hospital and physician payments combined). Attached is the initial request from DHCS; CHA will provide further updates as conversations with DHCS progress. Any hospital NPI  listed on the attachment that does not have a clinical outreach lab that receives global payments should notify DHCS at