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Bill to speed care for Medi-Cal patients sent for signing
Sacramento Business Journal

California lawmakers have approved a bill to speed up the process for primary-care clinics to get approval to serve Medi-Cal patients.

Assembly Bill 2051 by Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez from San Diego is pending on the governor’s desk.

The bill reduces wait times for primary-care clinics seeking approval to bill Medi-Cal to 30 days from 180 or more, if they are affiliated with clinics already approved.  By doing so, it helps bring new clinics on line quickly at a time when the state has enrolled more than 1.9 million new Medi-Cal patients under the Affordable Care Act.