Author: Lucien Wulsin

Better Understanding the Governor’s Medi-Cal Projected Budget for FY 2015-16 and 2016-17

January 15, 2016

The Medi-Cal budget for FY 2015-16 was estimated at $92 billion and the budget projected for 2016-17 is $85 billion or $7 billion less. The General Fund portion is estimated at $17.6 billion for 2015-16 and at $19 billion for FY 2016-17 or $1.4 billion more. The total reported budget…

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ITUP Summary of the Governor’s Proposed State Budget for FY 2016-17

January 11, 2016

The Governor's FY 2016-17 proposed state budget has been released. Notably, Governor Brown is proposing significant contributions into the State's Rainy Day Fund and major payments against California's existing debt. California is projected to run a $5 billion surplus this year, with…

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Summary of the Terms and Conditions for California’s Section 1115 Waiver Renewal

January 8, 2016

California’s Section 1115 Waiver Renewal Terms and Conditions has six elements: managed care expansion; preventive dental care for children ($750 million); whole person care pilots ($1.5 billion); substance abuse treatments (Drug Medi-Cal); global budgets for public hospitals; and…

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ITUP Summary of Health Components of the Governor’s Proposed State Budget for FY 2016-17

January 7, 2016

The Health and Human Services Agency proposed budget is $136 billion of which $34 billion is state General Fund. Medi-Cal costs $85 billion; Developmental Services $6.4 billion; 1991-2 realignment $5.3 billion; 2011 realignment $4.9 billion, and IHSS (In Home Support Services) $10.4…

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Payment and Delivery Systems Across California

January 6, 2016

As California’s health care landscape continues to evolve, one of the most significant areas where change can and is starting to occur is within the local health care delivery systems. There is a shift towards providing more integrated, better-coordinated care that emphasizes value,…

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