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AB-411 Medi-Cal: performance measures.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 14029.92 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

 (a) When the department enters into a new contract with an External Quality Review Organization (EQRO) for the EQRO to perform work associated with Medi-Cal managed care programs, the terms of the new contract shall contain a requirement that, upon approval of the contract, the EQRO stratify all patient-specific Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set measures, or their External Accountability Set performance measure equivalent, by geographic area, primary language, race, ethnicity, gender, and, to the extent reliable data is available, by sexual orientation and gender identity, in order to identify disparities in the quality of care provided to Medi-Cal managed care enrollees based on those factors.
(b) The department shall publicly report the analysis identified in subdivision (a) on the department’s Internet Web site.
(c) This section shall be implemented only to the extent that funding is available.