People attend an orientation in North Hills last February for Covered California and Medi-Cal enrollees. (Los Angeles Times)
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People attend an orientation in North Hills last February for Covered California and Medi-Cal enrollees. (Los Angeles Times)

LA Times: Op-Ed California’s Medi-Cal explosion

People attend an orientation in North Hills last February for Covered California and Medi-Cal enrollees. (Los Angeles Times) By ANNA GORMAN California is coming face to face with the reality of one of its biggest Obamacare successes: the explosion in Medi-Cal enrollment. The numbers — 2.2 million enrollees since January — surprised healthcare experts and … Continue reading

The Campaign with Ernie Powell: LAAAC Chair, Rigo Saborio

LAAAC Colleague, Ernie Powell, hosts a radio show on Radio Titans named The Campaign where recently LAAAC Chair Rigo Saborio was on the show.  Listen to the Episode 3 here Some information on the show:  The Campaign is your call to action According to definition, a “campaign” is work in an organized and active way … Continue reading

The Hill: Report: Medicare agency not doing enough to stop duplicate audits

By Ferdous Al-Faruque  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) must do a better job of ensuring its auditors aren’t conducting duplicate reviews of payments to healthcare providers, according to the Government Accountability Office. While the CMS has improved its oversight of contractors, the accountability office said the agency still can’t reliably ensure that … Continue reading

LA Times: Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele

Potential enrollees at a North Hills screening event for Covered California and Medi-Cal in February. Hundreds of thousands of Medi-Cal applications have been delayed as the state and counties struggle with computer systems. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times) By CHRIS MEGERIAN  Alisha Gutierrez, whose email address refers to her as the “tooth fairy,” has … Continue reading

California Healthline: California Lawmakers Expected To Consider Three Health Care Bills

On Thursday, the California Legislature is expected to consider three health care-related measures that aim to increase fines against assisted living facilities, limit the state’s seizure of Medi-Cal beneficiaries’ assets and impose stricter rules over medical marijuana prescribing. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. Details of Assisted Living Facility Bill One bill (AB 2236) being considered … Continue reading

California Healthline: Lawmaker Calls for ‘Substantive Change in Culture’ at State Health Department

Assembly member Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) yesterday called for increased transparency and accountability in the Department of Health Care Services. He has introduced three bills designed to open up dialogue between DHCS and stakeholders. DHCS officials have voiced opposition to those efforts, and took the unusual step last month to write an official letter of opposition to one … Continue reading

Payers & Providers: DMHC Fining More Reluctant Payers

By Ron Shinkman Moves Toward Record Number of Penalties For Late Claims For years, health plans in California have been required to pay providers in a timely manner for services that have been rendered. After a years-long lull, the agency regulating such payments has been issuing significant penalties and fines. The Department of Managed Health … Continue reading

ASA: Advocates are Key Players in States’ Dual Eligible Roll Outs

By Fay Gordon and Amber Cutler Over the summer, for tens of thousands of low-income older adults and people with disabilities in California, the sight of a blue envelope in the mailbox signaled the beginning of a complete change in their healthcare services. Those envelopes contained a notice explaining how their enrollment in California’s dual … Continue reading

An infographic from our colleagues at NSCLC: CLICK HERE FOR INFOGRAPHIC

Click here for Measurement, Monitoring, and Evaluation of State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals 

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