California Healthline: State ‘A Few Weeks’ From Waiver Draft

by David Gorn The state is weeks away from finishing the first draft of a new 1115 federal Medicaid waiver, according to Jennifer Kent, director of the Department of Health Care Services. In her first legislative hearing since being appointed director last month, Kent told the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services about … Continue reading

California Healthline: New Payment Reforms, Shared-Savings Initiatives Could Be Part of Waiver Plan

by David Gorn, tate health officials have big plans for next year. The five-year “Bridge to Reform” federal 1115 Medicaid waiver expires at the end of October 2015 and state officials announced an ambitious lineup of new programs that could take its place. The waiver program ideas are built on the concept of shared savings, which … Continue reading

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