CHA News Article

DHCS Submits Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver Renewal Proposal to CMS
Approval expected by Nov. 1

On March 27, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) submitted its final draft 1115 Medi-Cal 2020 waiver renewal application to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for approval by Nov. 1. DHCS is requesting approximately $17 billion in federal investments to advance several payment and delivery system transformation strategies, including: 1) shared savings with the federal government to be reinvested into the Medi-Cal program; 2) delivery system transformation and alignment programs; and 3) a redesign of reimbursement methods for public hospital systems that is tied to providing care for the remaining uninsured. DHCS will continue to engage stakeholders over the coming months to refine proposals included in the waiver renewal application.

The final Medi-Cal 2020 waiver application is attached. For more information, visit the DHCS 1115 Wavier Renewal website.