Education event

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

Web Seminar Recorded Live on September 13, 2010

Web Seminar Recording

This web seminar includes an overview of the Hospital Provider Fee 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.

Presentation is 60 minutes with an additional 20 minutes of Q&A

Faculty

suder_picture.jpgLois M. Suder is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the California Hospital Association. She is responsible for operations, accounting, information systems, education and publications, volunteer programs, member communications, Board of Trustees meetings, CHA’s charitable organization and CHA’s subsidiaries and related companies. She oversees the public policy staff and previously served as CHA’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.


McLeod.jpgAnne McLeod
is the Vice President of Finance Policy for CHA. In this role, Ms. McLeod represents members’ interests on health care policy and technical issues before the state Legislature and regulatory agencies, federal agencies and national committees. For the past 18 months, she has been leading the charge for the Hospital Provider Fee as well as the Medi-Cal waivers. She is also responsible for staffing the CHA Chief Financial Officer Advisory Committee and coordinating the CHA Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Task Force.


Bookman.jpgLloyd A. Bookman, Esq.
is a founding partner in the Los Angeles law office of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc. (HLB). He has specialized in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and compliance since 1979. He also represents health care providers in fraud and abuse matters involving false claims and anti-kickback issues, in self-referral matters—serving as counsel in civil and administrative litigation and investigations—and as special counsel in criminal matters.

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 Governor signed AB 1653 into law Sept. 8.

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.

Materials

Print presentation slides for note-taking purposes
Review supplemental materials

Commands