CHA News Article

DHCS Holds Stakeholder Meeting on ACA Physician Rate Increase

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) hosted a meeting today to discuss California’s implementation of physician payment increases required by Section 1202 of the Affordable Care Act. Under a final rule issued Nov. 6, 2012, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, states are required to submit a state plan amendment and a proposed methodology for managed care payments by March 31. The increased payments are retroactive to Jan. 1 in both Medi-Cal fee-for-service and managed care. For more information, see attached DHCS meeting presentation.