CHA News Article

DHCS Delays Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Program
Implementation delayed for CMS approval

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced Dec. 20 that it would like to have approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Participation Agreement and training materials before engaging hospitals in the program. Once DHCS makes available the CMS-approved Participation Agreement and training information, CHA will issue a notice through CHA News, and post the information at

Additionally, DHCS has released frequently asked questions about hospital presumptive eligibility under the ACA, which are available here. Additional inquiries on this topic can be submitted to DHCS