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DHCS Must Take Steps to Ensure Network Adequacy

What’s happening: In a letter to the California Health & Human Services Agency (HHS), CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle expressed concern that arbitrary decisions by Medi-Cal managed care plans to terminate contracts with safety net hospitals undermines network adequacy and worsens existing critical capacity issues. 

What else to know: The letter also requests that HHS investigate and address recent concerns that have emerged in Orange County. HHS oversees the Department of Health Care Servies. 

CHA asks HHS to ensure that our state’s most vulnerable residents have adequate access to hospital services in their communities.