KHA has completed distribution of the second quarter’s payments (from October 1 through December 31, 2019) from the new Hospital Rate Improvement Program (HRIP). In the midst of fighting a global pandemic, these payments come at a opportune time for Kentucky's hospitals.
If you have any questions, please contact Carl Herde at KHA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The first quarter’s payment ($37 million in gross distributions) from the new Hospital Rate Improvement Program (HRIP) is now history. KHA extends a heartfelt thanks to the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services and their consultants for their help in bringing this program to fruition.
The process for the second quarter’s claims paid/received (from October 1 through December 31, 2019) will begin March 9 with hospital payouts expected prior to the end of the month.
KHA is excited to announce the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Kentucky's submission of a proposal for the Hospital Rate Improvement Program (HRIP) — a delivery system and payment initiative under Mediaid managed care plan contracts.
According to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), they have included a request for the funds with the Cabinet's draw from CMS that will happen in the first quarter of calendar year 2020. KHA expects the review of data files will be finalized in the next several weeks. Once these are approved, KHA hopes CHFS will commence its official process in January or February.
See the CMS approval letter for the official announcement.
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