CHA News Article

DHCS Hosts Training on APR-DRG Reimbursement

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Xerox are hosting a series of webinars addressing the transition to a new payment system based on All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups. The first two webinars, Feb. 6 and Feb. 8, will provide an overview of the rate-setting process. The second two webinars, Feb. 11 and Feb. 14, will focus on changes to the billing requirements, authorization process and claim pricing. Detailed information, including how to register for each webinar, is attached.

Also, in preparation for the transition, DHCS mailed hospital-specific rate information related to the APR-DRG payment methodology to hospital chief financial officers on Jan. 31.