Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver, CCI, CCS and CHDP heard in Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 3

Yesterday, the Senate Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services convened a day-long hearing on issues related to both the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the Department of Health Care Services.

DHCS representatives provided members with an update on the implementation of the various components of the Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver, including Whole Person Care and the Dental Transformation Initiative. During the discussion on the Coordinated Care Initiative, members did inquire about the fiscal impact on counties, to which the Administration’s response noted ongoing discussions between the state and counties related to mitigation.

The department also noted their intent to delay the implementation of the CCS Whole Child Model, which advocates supported. Lastly, DHCS presented their proposed elimination of the state-only component of the Child Health Disability Prevention Program. Members expressed concern with eliminating this component and noted that should the ACA be repealed, a need for CHDP state-only would be present.

All items were held open. An agenda can be viewed here.