CHA News Article

DHCS Schedules Monthly Trainings for Transition to DRG Reimbursement

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a series of monthly webinars to help providers prepare for the transition to the All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) reimbursement methodology, scheduled to take effect July 1. This week’s session, March 27 from 9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. (PT), will explain the APR-DRG simulation data that some hospitals have requested and received. DHCS announced availability of the data sets earlier this month, helping hospitals to simulate the financial impact of transitioning to an APR-DRG reimbursement system. Hospitals that have not yet received their simulation data set may request it by e-mailing Subsequent webinars will offer general DRG training and will be held from 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m. (PT) on April 5, May 3, June 6, July 11, August 1 and September 5. For details on how to participate in the monthly training series, please see the attached list of dates and registration information.