Keyword: California Department of Health Care Services
CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo said the transaction marks "a new day in healthcare and a transformative moment for our company and our industry."
From Kaiser Health News: Some insurance companies are reaping spectacular profits off of Medicaid in California.
From California Healthline: California officials slapped Kaiser Permanente with a $2.2 million fine for failing to provide data to the state’s Medicaid program.
From Kaiser Health News: Medi-Cal is shifting many patients with complex conditions into managed care plans. But that comes at a price for some patients, spurring a legal fight with the state.
From Kaiser Health News: The HMO blew two deadlines to supply information required by the state to monitor Medi-Cal managed care plans. Kaiser says it is “taking steps” to resolve the problem.
California’s new health plan dashboard allows consumers and researchers easier access to public datasets about health insurance options in the state.
From Kaiser Health News: A newly enacted California law means insurance companies and healthcare providers must comply with new requirements to keep directories updated at least every quarter.
California's rural providers are struggling to survive, even though the state expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.
UnitedHealth and Aetna are poised to join the Medi-Cal market in San Diego and Sacramento counties.
California legislators are pushing a bill that would prevent providers banned from Medicare and Medicaid from billing the state's workers' compensation program.