5 Things California: Reactions to the budget, DHCS director, Kimberly Gallo
DJ Wilson | Jan 23, 2020 | California
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is still in the process of finding its next Director, following Jennifer Kent’s resignation from the position in September. Richard “Fig” Figueroa currently serves as acting director. To assist in the search, consulting firm Wilcox Miller & Nelson developed a “position fact
Alliance Healthcare Foundation (Alliance) has announced it’s 11th cohort of Mission Support grant recipients. The grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations committed to advancing health and wellness. The 20 San Diego recipients were announced this week from a field of over 155 applicants after a review process concluded last month.
L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, is pleased to announce that the Second District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of L.A. Care in a lawsuit involving payments to out-of-network providers. This first-of-its kind case is a culmination of a five-year legal battle that
The latest State of Reform 5 Things California newsletter sent out today contained an error in the section called, The MFAR rule that no one commented on. The section stated that it was not clear whether CMS would grant an extension of the comment period. In what was not the
With a new year comes a new legislative session! Legislators are reconvening in Sacramento this week for what could be an ambitious year, catalyzed by the national political climate and some pent up enthusiasm for bigger reforms in health care. We are tracking some early signals to see how the
This Friday, Governor Newsom is expected to release his budget for the new fiscal year starting in July. After mixed reviews on health in his first year, some observers are wondering if there might be more ambition from the governor with this week's budget. According to some health industry insiders,