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Aca and Medicaid update

It is expected that an ACA repeal-replace bill will be considered the week of March 6 in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The draft of the bill hasn’t been published or circulated at this time but we understand that it addresses both the ACA and Medicaid.   Specific to our key issues, there are three

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Governor released 2017-18 proposed state budget.

Amid uncertainty about changes in state revenue and policies in Washington, California Gov. Jerry Brown presented the $177.1 billion 17-18 proposed state budget today.  In keeping with the Governor’s vision, the plan lacks major red ink.  Currently, no issue is looming larger for California’s finances than the federal Affordable Care Act that Trump and congressional

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District/municipal supplemental funding update (managed care IGTs)

14-15 QAF managed care funds   DHCS and California hospitals are still awaiting CMS approval on the first component of rates submitted for the IGT via the managed care plans as part of the hospital quality assurance fee (QAF).  This includes the amount that will be IGT’d and matched and the first installment of the expansion

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June 30, 2016 DHLF Update

PRIME  On June 17, DHCS reported that ALL PRIME applications had been approved!  Therefore, attention turns to the IGTs/federal match for 25 percent of DY 11 (January – June 2016) funding which is contingent upon an approved application.  Requests for these IGTs were sent to all PRIME entities on June 30 and hospitals have seven

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DHLF PRIME Update

A few important/timely updates about PRIME:  Good news – all PRIME applications with the exception of one (which remains a work-in-progress and is from a district hospital coincidentally) are approved!  Congratulations to all who worked so diligently to submit thoughtful applications.   A draft reporting guide which will be used for the first year end report

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