Business Meeting

Jun 26
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175 Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Tuesday, June 26, 2014
    925 L Street, Room 175
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    333 S Hope Street, 29th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-V at approximately 12:30 p.m. The precise time will vary upon the tesimony of the witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from April 24, 2014 and May 22, 2014
    2. Draft Report - Climate Change Adaptation
    3. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
    4. Implementation Activity
    5. Reports from Bureau of State Audits
  • Public Notice


    June 25, 2014

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Carole D’Elia, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting 
    (Updated with New Hearing Location)

    On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the Little Hoover Commission will revisit recommendations made in its 2007 report, A Smarter Way to Care: Transforming Medi-Cal for the Future. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2040 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    In the report, the Commission recommended that the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) transform Medi-Cal into a value-driven purchaser of health care, ensure Medi-Cal beneficiaries have access to preventative and coordinated care, strengthen and expand managed care, increase its data and analytical capacity and work with other agencies and organizations to enroll qualified Californians in the programs for which they are eligible.

    At this hearing, the Commission will learn about the progress DHCS has made in implementing the Commission’s 2007 recommendations and the tremendous changes that have recast the state’s health care landscape. The Commission also will consider opportunities for the state to use existing data resources and new data tools to inform health policy and program decisions. The commission will hear from the director of DHCS on the current status of the Medi-Cal program, as well as the department’s strategy for the future to make sure that Californians receive high quality affordable health care. The department’s medical director and chief medical information officer also will discuss their respective roles and describe their current initiatives. Additionally, the Commission will hear from representatives of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the California Department of Public Health about current initiatives to use data and technology to ensure that the necessary health care services are provided to communities in need. Finally, the State Geographic Information Officer will talk about the California Department of Technology’s efforts to build the state’s geospatial information systems (GIS) infrastructure as a way to explore health policy issues and make geographic information more accessible to decision makers and the public.

    There will be an opportunity for public comments at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will convene its business meeting in Room 175 on the first floor of 925 L Street in Sacramento. A teleconference location accessible to the public during the business meeting is available at 333 S Hope Street, 29th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

    All public notices for the meeting are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Carole D'Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, June 19, 2014.