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CPEHN Sponsored Legislation

AB 512: Medi-Cal: Specialty Mental Health Services (2019 - 2020)

Requires  counties to collect more robust data on mental health disparities experienced by marginalized communities based on race, ethnicity, immigration status, language, gender identity, orientation, and ability status and requires them set  forward looking  goals  in  their mental  health  cultural competence plans in disparities reduction.

SB 207: Medi-Cal: Asthma Preventive Services (2013 - 2014)

Will increase access for Medi-Cal beneficiaries to asthma education and home environmental asthma trigger assessments by enabling the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) to cover these services provided by qualified professionals that are recommended by a licensed practitioner. The bill will also increase resources to support minor-to-moderate remediation of environmental asthma triggers, which includes low-cost but high impact approaches such as providing mattress and pillow allergen-impermeable covers, using trigger-capturing vacuums, and utilizing Integrated Pest Management. 

AB 929: California Health Benefit Exchange: Data Collection (2019 - 2020)

Would require health plans to provide enrollee data to our state’s health insurance exchange (Covered California) and for Covered California to make public plan-specific data on cost, quality, and health disparities reduction so consumers and purchasers can better gauge health plan progress towards improving enrollee health outcomes.

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AB 318: Medi-Cal Materials: Readability (2019 - 2020)

Would require the Department of Health Care Services and the Medi-Cal Plans to field-test all translated consumer facing Medical Materials; and would require the department to convene a readability workgroup to improve priority Medi-Cal documents and train staff on best practices in making documents understandable to consumers.

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