CHA News Article

Senate Budget Subcommittee to Examine Medi-Cal Network Adequacy Nov. 9

The Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services will hold an oversight hearing on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. addressing adequate provider networks in Medi-Cal managed care. Titled “Achieving and Maintaining Adequate Provider Networks in Medi-Cal Managed Care,” the hearing will include a presentation from Department of Health Care Services on Medi-Cal managed care rate-setting and implementation of new state and federal requirements; a panel on Medi-Cal managed care organizations featuring representatives from several health plans; and a panel with responses from Medi-Cal providers and consumers. Jeff Conklin, vice president, payer and network strategies, Adventist Health, will represent CHA on the panel.

The hearing is also scheduled to include a public comment session. The agenda and speaker biographies are attached, and the committee will post a background document to its website later this week. In April, CHA participated on a panel before the subcommittee addressing several barriers that prevent access to care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.