SB 4

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2015-2016, 2nd Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jul 16, 2015
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Developmental services: Medi-Cal: rate increases.

Abstract

The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act requires the State Department of Developmental Services to contract with regional centers to provide services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. Under existing law, the regional centers purchase needed services for individuals with developmental disabilities through approved service providers or arrange for those services through other publicly funded agencies. Existing law establishes specified rates to be paid to certain service providers and the rates to be paid for certain developmental services. Existing law requires that rates to be paid to other developmental service providers either be set by the department or negotiated between the regional center and the service provider. Existing law prohibits certain provider rate increases, but authorizes increases to those rates as necessary to adjust employee wages to meet the state minimum wage law and to provide paid sick leave. Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which basic health care services are provided to qualified low-income persons. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid Program provisions. Existing law requires, except as otherwise provided, Medi-Cal provider payments to be reduced, as specified. This bill would, to the extent that General Fund revenues for the 2014–15 fiscal year exceed the revenues estimated for that fiscal year in the Budget Act of 2015 and that General Fund revenues for the 2015–16 fiscal year are expected to exceed the revenues estimated for that fiscal year in the Budget Act of 2015, appropriate certain sums to the State Department of Developmental Services to increase rates for certain developmental service providers and to increase regional center operating budgets, and appropriate certain sums to the State Department of Health Care Services for the purpose of increasing Medi-Cal provider rates for providers whose rates were reduced. The bill would require the Director of Finance to determine the percentage increases to be provided to developmental service providers, regional center operating budgets, and Medi-Cal providers based on the amount by which General Fund revenues exceed, or are expected to exceed, the revenues budgeted for the 2014–15 and 2015–16 fiscal years. The bill would make the rate increases, if any, retroactive to July 1, 2015.

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Mar 10, 2016

Senate

From committee without further action.

Jul 17, 2015

Senate

From printer.

Jul 16, 2015

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. Referred to Com. on P.H. & D.S.

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
Com. on P.H. & D.S.

Senate

To print.

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