Every year, California’s hospitals treat millions of patients, many of them covered by Medi-Cal, the state’s health care safety net. This includes numerous essential health care services for Californians, including care for more than 50% of all births, 46% of behavioral health-related emergency department visits, 58% of rural hospital patient care days, 1 million inpatient stays, and nearly 16 million outpatient visits in 2018. CHA is committed to protecting Medi-Cal rates and assuring that the state’s neediest maintain access to the high quality of care that all Californians deserve.
Who What Many hospitals serve a sizeable Medi-Cal population, making the upcoming Medi-Cal redeterminations a big topic of conversation. Some counties are well positioned to promptly complete redeterminations, while others have staffing challenges that make timely completion difficult. Hospital Council is working wherever possible with payers and counties to help this county-led process. The lack […]
Who What On April 11, Hospital Council convened Contra Costa County hospital leaders, the CEOs of Contra Costa Health and the Contra Costa Health Plan, as well as the director of the Contra Costa Employment & Human Services Department for a Medi-Cal briefing. The briefing covered the topics of Medi-Cal eligibility redetermination, the transition to […]
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On April 29, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a Medi-Cal Eligibility Division Information Letter (MEDIL) to provide guidance to counties on the Medi-Cal eligibility of Ukrainian nationals arriving in California. Ukrainians will enter the U.S. with a variety of immigration statuses. The MEDIL provides guidance on how to establish Medi-Cal eligibility for this population based on current Medi-Cal policy for state and federal Medi-Cal benefits. DHCS will continue to work closely with the state Office of Refugee Health and stakeholders to ensure that new Ukrainian arrivals receive the Medi-Cal benefits to which they are entitled.