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Insiders react to Newsom's budget proposal

Michael Goldberg | Jan 22, 2020 | California

What They're Watching: Kimberly Gallo

Emily Boerger | Jan 21, 2020 | California

Newsom appoints Jacey Cooper as state Medicaid director

Emily Boerger | Jan 21, 2020 | California

Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Jacey K. Cooper to be the state Medicaid director and chief deputy director of health care programs at DHCS last week. Cooper will take over the position from Mari Cantwell, who previously announced that she would leave DHCS at the end of this month.    ...[ Read More ]

“Position Fact Sheet” outlines requirements for DHCS Director position

Emily Boerger | Jan 21, 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...[ Read More ]

Alliance Healthcare Foundation awards $815,000 in Mission Support grants to San Diego nonprofits

Michael Goldberg | Jan 14, 2020 | California

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. ...[ Read More ]

L.A. Care successfully defends Medi-Cal, averting significant financial blow to the program

| Jan 13, 2020 | California

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...[ Read More ]

Correction: MFAR public comment period has been extended to Feb 1st

| Jan 7, 2020 | California

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...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Newsom's budget, MFAR rule, Tayler Trotter

| Jan 7, 2020 | California

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...[ Read More ]

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