Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry
- District 4
Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services through various delivery systems, including fee-for-service and managed care. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Under federal law, covered services include "preventive services," which are defined as, services recommended by a physician or other licensed practitioner of the healing arts acting within the scope of authorized practice under state law to prevent disease, disability, and other health conditions or their progression, prolong life, and promote physical and mental health and efficiency. On July 26, 2022, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the department's Medicaid State Plan Amendment to add community health workers as a preventive service. This bill would codify the requirement that community health worker services be a covered Medi-Cal benefit. The bill would require a Medi-Cal managed care plan to engage in outreach and education efforts to enrollees, as determined by the department, but that would include, at a minimum, specified information to enrollees, including, among other things, a description of the community health worker services benefit and a list of providers that are authorized to refer an enrollee to community health worker services. The bill would require the department, through existing and regular stakeholder processes, to inform stakeholders about, and accept input from stakeholders on, implementation of the community health worker services benefit. The bill would be implemented only to the extent that federal financial participation is available and not otherwise jeopardized. The bill would authorize the department to implement, interpret, or make specific this bill by means of policy letters, provider bulletins, or other similar instructions, without taking any further regulatory action.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 488, Statutes of 2022.
Approved by the Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 64. Noes 11.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 32. Noes 7. Page 5219.).
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 31. Noes 5. Page 5122.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 27 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
Ordered to third reading.
Action rescinded whereby the bill was read third time, passed, and to Assembly.
In Senate. Held at Desk.
Ordered to the Senate.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (August 11).
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 1.) (June 29).
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 59. Noes 12. Page 4946.)
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 19).
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 2.) (April 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.
Introduced. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/18/22 - Introduced|
|03/24/22 - Amended Assembly|
|06/20/22 - Amended Senate|
|08/01/22 - Amended Senate|
|08/25/22 - Amended Senate|
|09/01/22 - Enrolled|
|09/23/22 - Chaptered|
|04/22/22- Assembly Health|
|05/10/22- Assembly Appropriations|
|05/20/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|06/27/22- Senate Health|
|08/05/22- Senate Appropriations|
|08/13/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|08/25/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|08/26/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|08/30/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
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