CHA News Article

Health Benefit Exchange and CalHEERS Featured in Financial Seminar
Programs begin June 6 in Sacramento

As the Jan. 1, 2014, deadline for implementation of the California health benefit exchange nears, many questions remain about how the Covered California program will work. CHA’s annual Hospital Finance & Reimbursement seminars will feature a session about the exchange and provide details on the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS). Participants will hear updates on qualified health plans and eligibility and enrollment, as well as hospital staffing. Other seminar topics include Medi-Cal and Medicare updates, the state’s dual eligibles demonstration and the Coordinated Care Initiative, implementation of ICD-10 and transition to the All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG) reimbursement methodology. Seminars will be offered June 6 in Sacramento; June 12 in Glendale; and June 13 in Irvine. To review the full agenda or to register, visit