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Upcoming Changes in Medi-Cal Create Fiscal and Policy Uncertainty

October 9, 2015 - This is the first in a series of policy posts on upcoming changes in Medi-Cal and the fiscal and policy uncertainty the changes create. In this post, we briefly highlight four upcoming major changes: (1) the renewal of the state’s Section 1115 waiver, (2) proposed modifications to the federal government’s regulations for Medicaid managed care plans, (3) the phase-in of state’s share of cost for the Affordable Care Act’s optional expansion population, and (4) the need to restructure the managed care organization tax to meet federal requirements. In the coming weeks and months, we will provide more detail and updates on these changes and their potential implications for the Medi-Cal program and the state’s budget in future policy posts similar to this one and in budget analyses.

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The MCO Tax: A Flat Versus Tiered Structure

August 18, 2015 - Presented to: Senate Committee on Public Health and Developmental Services.

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The MCO Tax: A Flat Versus Tiered Structure

July 20, 2015 - We compare two approaches to a restructured managed care organization (MCO) tax—the Governor’s tiered proposal versus a purely flat enrollment-based tax—in terms of their stability as a revenue source and overall financial burden placed on MCOs.

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Overview of Developmental Services Issues

July 9, 2015 - Presented to Assembly Committee on Public Health and Developmental Services Second Extra ordinary Session

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Medi-Cal: Overview and Payment Issues

July 9, 2015 - Presented to Assembly Committee on Public Health and Developmental Services Second Extraordinary Session

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Other Possible Revenue Sources for Medi-Cal and Developmental Services

July 9, 2015 - Presented to Assembly Committee on Public Health and Developmental Services Second Extraordinary Session

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Overview of Developmental Services Issues

July 2, 2015 - Presented to Senate Committee on Public Health and Developmental Services Second Extraordinary Session

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Medi-Cal Payment Issues

July 2, 2015 - Presented to Senate Committee on Public Health and Developmental Services Second Extraordinary Session

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Overview of MCO Tax, Selected Other Tax Increase Options, and IHSS Issues

July 2, 2015 - Presented to Senate Committee on Public Health and Developmental Services Second Extraordinary Session

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The 2015-16 Budget: Major Features of the Adopted Plan (Health and Human Services)

June 19, 2015 - We have provided information on the major provisions of the budget plan passed by the Legislature on Friday, June 19. (It does not reflect potential gubernatorial vetoes.) We will provide a more comprehensive summary of the budget plan in our annual California Spending Plan later this summer.

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Human Services Agenda Page 19 Item 5180-111-0001—Provide One-Time SSP COLA

June 1, 2015 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Human Services Agenda, Page 14 Item 5180-101-0001—Provide One-Time CalWORKs COLA

June 1, 2015 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Health and Human Services Overview

June 1, 2015 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Improving Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan Quality

May 5, 2015 - Oversight of the quality of care provided by Medi-Cal Managed Care (MMC) plans is an increasingly important issue for the Legislature to examine, as MMC enrollment and the geographic reach of MMC have grown significantly over the past decade. In this report, we analyze the quality of MMC plans and current DHCS efforts to improve MMC plan quality, and consider additional steps and alternative approaches, such as P4P, the state could take to monitor plans and stimulate quality improvement in MMC.

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The 2015-16 Budget: Centralizing State IT Project Management

March 27, 2015 - This report provides background regarding CalTech’s IT project responsibilities, discusses common project challenges, describes how projects are currently managed in the state, comments on the administration’s plan to centralize project management, and makes recommendations on how the Legislature should proceed with implementing a centralized Project Management Office in California.

Health and Human Services Staff

Mark Newton
(916) 319-8323
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Health, Developmental Services and IT
 
Ryan Anderson
(916) 319-8308
CalWORKs/CalFresh
 
Jackie Barocio
(916) 319-8333
In-Home Supportive Services/Aging Programs/Child Support/Veterans Affairs
 
Ben Johnson
(916) 319-8336
Medi-Cal/Hospital Finance/Managed Care
 
Brian Metzker
(916) 319-8354
Privacy, Security, and Technology
 
Sonja Petek
(916) 319-8340
Public Health/Developmental Services
 
Luke Koushmaro
(916) 319-8355
Medi-Cal/Long-Term Care/Family Health/Covered California
 
Angela Short
(916) 319-8309
Teachers' Retirement Policy/ Child Welfare/ Community Care Licensing
 
Corey Hashida
(916) 319-8315
Medi-Cal/Behavioral Health/State Hospitals/Health Planning and Development
 
Ginni Bella Navarre
(916) 319-8342
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Human Services and Governance