Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid Program provisions. Existing law also requires the department to administer various health programs, including the California Children's Services Program and the Genetically Handicapped Person's Program. This bill would, by July 1, 2016, or a subsequent date determined by the department, require requests for authorization for treatment or services under those programs, excluding those submitted by dental providers enrolled in the Medi-Cal Dental program, to be submitted in an electronic format determined by the department via the department's Internet Web site or other electronic means. The bill would require the department to designate an alternate format for submitting requests for authorization for treatment or services when the department's Internet Web site or other electronic means are unavailable due to a system disruption. The bill would also require the department to consider the capacity of small and rural Medi-Cal providers to comply with these requirements, and to implement the process in a manner that offers these providers reasonable time to establish the infrastructure necessary for the generation of electronic treatment authorization requests and an opportunity to participate in training offered by the department. The bill would authorize the department to implement these provisions in phases and by means of all-county letters, plan letters, provider bulletins, or similar instructions, but would require the department to adopt regulations by July 1, 2017.
Approved by the Governor.
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 849, Statutes of 2014.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 4549.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 6049.) Ordered to the Senate.
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (August 6).
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (June 24).
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 3326.) Ordered to the Assembly.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 3278.) (April 28).
Set for hearing April 28.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 2992.) (March 26).
Set for hearing March 26.
Read first time.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 24.
Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/21/14 - Introduced|
|03/28/14 - Amended Senate|
|06/04/14 - Amended Assembly|
|06/30/14 - Amended Assembly|
|08/19/14 - Enrolled|
|09/29/14 - Chaptered|
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