CHA News Article

President Signs Government Funding Bill
Package includes several important provisions for hospitals, health systems

The House and Senate today passed, and the President signed, another short-term spending bill to fund the federal government through March 23. The measure includes a number of CHA priorities, as well as a two-year budget agreement and increase to the debt limit. In addition to delaying cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospitals by two years and extending a number of rural programs, the measure authorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for a total of 10 years, as well as a wide variety of programs relating to telehealth, chronic care delivery and Medicare Advantage. CHA is preparing a summary of the legislation and its estimated impact for California’s hospitals and post-acute care providers. A section-by-section summary of the bill was released in CHA News yesterday.