Medi-Cal

About Medi-Cal

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.

No Surprises Act: Implementation for California Hospitals

March 24, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Pacific Time
A complimentary, CHA members-only webinar

The No Surprises Act was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. It addresses surprise medical billing for federally-regulated plans and in states without surprise billing laws. Most sections of the legislation are effective Jan. 1, 2022. As the name implies, this Act prohibits patients from getting surprise bills in certain out-of-network situations. The Departments of Health & Human Services, Treasury and Labor will issue regulations and guidance to implement numerous provisions. 

CHA to Host Member Forum on Draft Medi-Cal Managed Care RFP

On June 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a member forum to present an overview of the draft request for proposal for the Medi-Cal managed care plan (MCP) contract and the upcoming Medi-Cal MCP procurement that was released by the Department of Health Care Services on June 1.  Ryan Witz, CHA vice president of health care […]