Status

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

SB-503 Medi-Cal: managed care plan: subcontracts.(2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-503
Pan (S)
-
-
Medi-Cal: managed care plan: subcontracts.
03/24/19
An act to amend Section 14452 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.
Senate
09/12/19
09/03/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/13/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/13/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/17/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
09/10/19 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2786.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/10/19 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 503 without my signature.

This bill would impose several requirements on Medi-Cal managed care health plans (MCPs) related to their oversight of their subcontractors. Chief among SB 503's provisions is the requirement that MCPs, beginning January 1, 2022, conduct annual medical audits of any subcontractor responsible for medical review and decision-making.

Health plans are already required to exercise oversight over their subcontractors and I believe the goals of this bill can be achieved administratively. As such, I direct the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to remind MCPs of their contractual responsibilities to monitor their subcontracts, and to include a review of the MCP subcontractor auditing in its audits of MCPs.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom