Letter to Governor Brown and the Legislature on Medi-Cal Update

Report #222, August 2014

OVERVIEW

In this report, the Commission commends the Department of Health Care Services after hearing testimony describing changes to implement the Commission’s 2007 recommendations that sought to transform Medi-Cal, the state’s public health care delivery system. This report updates recommendations the Commission made in its May 2007 report, A Smarter Way to Care: Transforming Medi-Cal for the Future.

The Commission recommends the state consider opportunities to encourage, support and expand its data and technology infrastructure when examining broader population- and place-based health policy issues.