SB 523 – California

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB523

Medi-Cal: emergency medical transport providers: quality assurance fee: This bill, commencing July 1, 2018, and subject to federal approval and the availability of federal financial participation, would impose a quality assurance fee for each emergency medical transport provided by an emergency medical transport provider. The bill would require the Director of Health Care Services to deposit the collected quality assurance fee into the Medi-Cal Emergency Medical Transport Fund, which the bill would create in the State Treasury, to be continuously appropriated, thereby making an appropriation, to the department to be used exclusively in a specified order of priority to enhance federal financial participation for ambulance services under the Medi-Cal program, and to provide additional reimbursement to, and to support quality improvement efforts of, emergency medical transport providers, to pay for state administrative costs, and to provide funding for health care coverage for Californians. The bill would require each emergency medical transport provider to report to the department data on the number of actual emergency medical transports by payer type and on gross receipts, as defined, in accordance with a specified timeline in a manner and form prescribed by the department.

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