As I write this, the Budget Conference Committee of the California Legislature is now meeting and discussing proposed Medicaid cuts, working to reconcile the proposals from the Assembly and the Senate. We’ll have a report later today.
Also, the process involving the Medicaid waiver is also moving along quickly. While the Administration released proposed trailer bill language, the legislature will be considering the matter through a policy process, with the Speaker and the Senate President Pro Tem using their spot bills: AB342(Perez) and SB208 (Steinberg), respectively.
The administration has also submitted a new, more detailed proposal to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We expect this new, more formal draft of a waiver proposal to be posted this afternoon on the DHCS website, at: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Pages/WaiverRenewal.aspx
As always, lot’s going on…