CHA News Article

DHCS Releases Revised Private Hospital Directed Payment Volume Chart Tool Kit

Last week, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released an updated Private Hospital Directed Payment Volume Chart Tool Kit, intended to help providers interpret and evaluate DHCS volume charts.

Changes in this version include:

  • Added clarification of the “unbroken contracting path” in the contracting services section
  • Revised counting logic to mirror the service category detailed mapping, as outlined in Appendix C

As previously noted in CHA News, DHCS released the revised volume charts on Dec. 14 and has instructed hospitals and health plans to begin working together to populate the Contract Status (“network provider”) fields for each encounter. Hospitals that experience difficulty in accessing these files should reach out directly to DHCS at PrivateDP@dhcs.ca.gov.

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