Education event

Hospital Provider Fee Web Seminar
A complimentary, members-only program

September 10, 2010
10:00 a.m. – Noon

OR

September 13, 2010
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Overview

CHA will host two web seminars for members on the Hospital Provider Fee program. The same material will be covered each day; two programs are offered to give members more than one option to participate.

Topics to be covered include an overview of the program; details of how the program will work including when payments are due and how payments will be made to hospitals; and the pledge and grant components under the California Health Foundation and Trust.

Faculty include Anne McLeod, CHA’s vice president, finance policy; Lloyd Bookman, Esq., Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc.; and Lois Suder, CHA’s Executive Vice President/COO.

While there is no cost for the members-only program, pre-registration is required. Hospital staff may gather and participate together under one registration. To register, click on the date under the blue “Register Now” button in the right hand column.

Background

The hospital fee bill, AB 1653 (Jones, D-Sacramento), passed the Assembly on Aug. 31 on a vote of 77-0. This was the final legislative hurdle for the bill that outlines the changes necessary to implement the hospital fee program. The bill will be sent to the Governor and he is expected to sign AB 1653, which will immediately become law.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) must receive approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) before the program can be implemented. Upon approval, DHCS will begin collecting the “Quality Assurance Fee” and making supplemental Medi-Cal payments to hospitals.

CMS is expected to approve the program soon for the 21-month period of April 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2010. However, DHCS must submit a revised State Plan Amendment and finalize other technical issues before approval will be given. CHA staff are working with DHCS daily to ensure all issues are resolved.

The hospital fee program will generate $3.2 billion in new federal funds over the next several months. Hospitals will benefit by more than $2.6 billion and the state will receive $560 million to help pay for children’s health care coverage.

Recommended for

Chief executive officers, chief operation officers and  chief finanical officers.

Access Info

This web seminar allows you to attend and participate without ever leaving the office. The seminar is produced live, via the Internet and a telephone line. You only need a telephone and a computer with a web browser to participate.

Once you register, a confirmation e-mail will be sent with pertinent program information.

Audio for the seminar is accessed through a toll-free number (U.S. calls only). During the program, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. If multiple people will be listening to the program at your office, only one person needs to register for the group. The slide presentation is accessed on your computer via the web.

IMPORTANT: Test your computer today

  • Click here to go to the Adobe Connect Enterprise Server Connection test page.
  • Follow instructions to ensure that your computer and network connections are properly configured.

If your internal security settings block access to Adobe Connect, contact your IT department to grant you access. The web seminar runs on Adobe Connect and you won’t be able to view the program without access.

Attendees

Click here to view attendees for both sessions.

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