Posts Tagged ‘Medi-Cal’
Amid all the recent worry about people lacking health insurance, one vulnerable group of Californians appears to be suffering from too much, not too little coverage. Low-income older adults who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal (California’s name for Medicaid). That might sound like a good thing. But the lack of coordination [...]
Expanding the state's Medi-Cal program to meet new federal guidelines could add up to $4 billion a year in costs at the same time California is implementing federal health reform, potentially putting its budget "right out of whack," Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday. Brown said his administration is seeking federal waivers for some of the proposed [...]
Health providers say California's cuts to its Medicaid program Medi-Cal will hamper the state's ability to expand and improve healthcare under President Barack Obama's overhaul. A federal appeals court backed California's right to cut payments by 10%, saving the state more than $330 million a year. Doctors, pharmacies and advocates for the poor [...]
An official in Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said that California will begin transferring poor children into a cheaper healthcare plan on Jan. 1, despite concerns from some lawmakers and advocates that the state's plan is inadequate. California is eliminating the Healthy Families program next year and shifting nearly 900,000 children into [...]
"Dual Eligibles" are the state's sickest and poorest residents, and the California Department of Health Care Services has selected Health Net to participate in it's Dual Eligibles pilot program, under which LA County residents who receive both Medicare and Medi-Cal would be enrolled in a managed care plan according to the San Fernando Valley [...]
A decision by the Supreme Court allows medical providers to continue suing to stop the cuts, which would lower reimbursement rates for doctors who participate in the state's Medi-Cal program.s according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Blue Shield of California Foundation announced $11.4 million in first-quarter funding. The majority of these funds will provide community health centers and domestic violence service providers with core operating funds, which are especially important at a time of great change in both fields. Community health centers are undergoing a major shift [...]