California lawmakers passed a bill (AB 2051) that would shorten wait times for primary care clinics seeking approval to treat Medi-Cal beneficiaries, the Sacramento Business Journal reports. The measure now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown (D). The bill would require the state Department of Health Care Services to:
- Approve Medi-Cal enrollment and issue a provider number within 30 days; or
- Inform applicants of any problems that might delay the process.
The reduced wait time would apply to clinics that are affiliated with facilities that already have been approved by Medi-Cal.