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Health leaders discuss 2024 Medi-Cal Managed Care Contracts

| May 26, 2023 | California

To advance health equity, quality, access, accountability, and transparency, new Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan (MCPs) Contracts will take effect across the state of California starting in January 2024. MCPs play a vital role in CalAIM, which stands for California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, and will prioritize prevention and whole-person care....[ Read More ]

CEO of California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies discusses CARE Court initiative

| May 22, 2023 | California

As part of California’s work to address serious mental illness and substance use disorder, which sometimes leads to individuals becoming unhoused, the CARE Court initiative, which stands for Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment, connects individuals with a court-ordered care plan and supporter for up to 24 months.  CEO of the...[ Read More ]

California advocates push to reinstate MCO tax to improve Medi-Cal

| May 19, 2023 | California

Earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom released his May Revision of the 2023-24 state budget, which calls for reinstating a managed care organization (MCO) tax in the state. An MCO tax—which was previously in place for over a decade, with the most recent tax having expired in December—would allow California...[ Read More ]

California healthcare organizations applaud Newsom’s revised budget despite larger-than-expected deficit

| May 16, 2023 | California

On May 12th, Gov. Gavin Newsom released his May Revision proposal of the 2023-2024 state budget. Despite a $32 billion shortfall, California associations are praising the revision for maintaining and protecting investments in healthcare.  Since the 2022 Budget Act was enacted last June following two years of growth, revenues have...[ Read More ]

Over 140 organizations coming to the 2023 NorCal State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| May 15, 2023 | California

With the 2023 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up this month, we wanted to share the list of organizations that will be attending our event. It's an impressive list and one that we're honored to host and convene on May 23rd! We are looking forward to...[ Read More ]

California and Civica RX to produce biosimilar insulins with plans to hit the market in next few years

| May 12, 2023 | California

Earlier this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a partnership between the state of California and Civica RX to manufacture insulins for the CalRx Biosimilar Insulin Initiative, an effort to lower the cost of insulin for diabetics in California.  “Gov. Newsom came into office focused on doing something about the cost...[ Read More ]