Medi-Cal 2020: New Waiver in Sight, But Long-Term Vision Needed

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced a conceptual agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on a new Medicaid 1115 waiver. CMS has also approved an extension of California's current "Bridge to Reform" waiver through December 31, 2015. This is good news; it allows the flow of federal funds under the existing waiver to continue without interruption while state and federal officials finalize the scope and terms of the new five-year waiver, dubbed "Medi-Cal 2020."  Read the full California Healthcare Foundation blog here.

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