California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 70


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

December 18, 2014


An act to amend Section 14611 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 70, as introduced, Waldron. Medi-Cal: hospital reimbursement.

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income persons receive health care benefits. Existing law declares the intent of the Legislature to enact a method for reimbursing hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services provided to Medi-Cal beneficiaries on a prospectively negotiated contractual basis and to develop and test alternatives that would become the basis for a permanent contracting system.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that statement of intent.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 14611 of the Welfare and Institutions
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is amended to read:

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14611.  

It is thebegin delete intentionend deletebegin insert intentend insert of the Legislature to enact a
4method for reimbursing hospitals for inpatient and outpatient
5services provided to Medi-Cal beneficiaries on a prospectively
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2intended to develop and test alternatives for contractually arranging
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4 will become the basis for a permanent contracting system.



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