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Auditor’s report says California health departments "high risk"

Madeline Shannon | Feb 13, 2020 | California

California’s response to the CMS Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule proposal

Michael Goldberg | Feb 6, 2020 | California

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released its comments in response to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR).   The rule, entitled “Medicaid Program; Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation” was published November 18, 2019 and is aimed at safeguarding the fiscal...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Chris Daher, Beacon Health Options

Emily Boerger | Feb 5, 2020 | California

Chris Daher is the Vice President of Network Strategy at Beacon Health Options. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss telehealth.     “The biggest challenge we have is access to care. There's just not enough providers in California -- I think that's kind of...[ Read More ]

Brad Gilbert named to head DHCS

DJ Wilson | Jan 30, 2020 | California

Today, Gov. Newsom announced the appointment of Brad Gilbert as the new head of the Dept. of Health Care Services. Gilbert fills a key health care role in the administration following the departure of Jennifer Kent, the previous director.     From the announcement: Bradley P. Gilbert, 63, of Irvine,...[ Read More ]

California health bills we’re watching this session

Madeline Shannon | Jan 30, 2020 | California

Several new health-related bills were introduced in the state legislature this session. While this isn’t a comprehensive list of health care bills on the move so far this year, these are a few of the bills we’re watching related to caregiver programs, HIV legislation, juvenile behavioral health, and telehealth. Here’s...[ Read More ]

Joint committee receives hospital earthquake preparedness report

Madeline Shannon | Jan 29, 2020 | California

The Senate Health Committee and the Assembly Health Committee met Tuesday in a joint information hearing to hear a report about hospital operations during a natural disaster.     Under the state’s Seismic Safety Act,, all hospitals in California are required to remain standing by 2020 during an earthquake, and...[ Read More ]

County approves partnership with UCSD Health for new behavioral health hub

Emily Boerger | Jan 29, 2020 | California

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to partner with UC San Diego Health to build the Central Region Behavioral Health Hub in Hillcrest. The 60-bed health hub is expected to be the cornerstone of a new behavioral health system in the region, focused on integrated services...[ Read More ]

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