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California will streamline Medicaid hospital admissions under new CMS waiver
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has granted California permission to change the hospital admission process for some Medicaid beneficiaries in the state.Under a newly approved waiver, California will launch a two-year process for hospitals to voluntarily transition to a more streamlined process for admitting Medicaid patients. Currently, all hospitals except for public safety net hospitals have to get pre-authorization from the program before admitting fee-for-service Medicaid patients.

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