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Prop 56 Supplemental Payments

May 2, 2018 Via electronic mail: Publicinput@dhcs.ca.gov Department of Health Care Services, Medi-Cal Medi-Cal Dental Services Division Attention: Alani C. Jackson 1501 Capitol Avenue, MS 4900 Sacramento, California 95899-7413 Re: Prop 56 Supplemental Payments Dear Ms. Jackson: We are writing today to provide recommendations for allocating the proposed $210 million in-state-funding from Proposition 56 funds,… Read more »

SN1464 _Letter of Support

April 5, 2018 The Honorable Ed Hernandez, Chair Senate Committee on Health State Capitol, Room 2191 Sacramento, CA 95818 Re: SB 1464 (Wiener) – Addressing Denti-Cal Access Issues for Patients with Special Needs – SPONSOR Dear Senator Hernandez, As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, a San Diego-based,… Read more »

Letter of Support to Appropriations Committee re:SB 1464

April 27, 2018 The Honorable Ricardo Lara, Chair Senate Committee on Appropriations State Capitol, Room 2206 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: SB 1464 (Wiener) – Denti-Cal Access Issues for Patients with Special Needs – SPONSOR Dear Senator Lara, As President and CEO of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, a San Diego-based, nonprofit applied medical… Read more »

West Health submits comments on pricing/financial transparency in healthcare

March 23, 2018 Submitted electronically to transparency@cassidy.senate.gov Re: Stakeholder request for information on pricing/financial transparency in healthcare Dear Senators Cassidy, Bennet, Grassley, Carper, Young, and McCaskill: Thank you for your bipartisan effort to increase transparency in healthcare. The West Health Institute has long been an advocate of empowering healthcare consumers through increased transparency. The following… Read more »

Public Hearing on Denti-Cal

March 19, 2018 Mr. Pedro Nava Chairman Little Hoover Commission 925 L Street, Suite 805 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: Public Hearing on Denti-Cal, March 22, 2018 Dear Chairman Nava, Thank you for continuing to follow-up on the eye-opening Denti-Cal report issued in April 2016. It was an important start to ensuring equitable dental care access… Read more »

Allocation of Supplemental State Funding to Improve Denti-Cal under the Budget Act of 2017

June 29, 2017 Jennifer Kent, Director California Department of Health Care Services 1501 Capitol Avenue, MS 4050 P.O. Box 997413 Sacramento, CA 95899-7413 Via Email to: Jennifer.kent@dhcs.ca.gov RE: Allocation of Supplemental State Funding to Improve Denti-Cal under the Budget Act of 2017  Dear Director Kent: How Proposition 56 revenues are allocated to Denti-Cal could mean… Read more »

FY 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (L TCH) Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule, and Request for Information CMS-1677-P

June 12, 2017 Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445-G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 RE: FY 2018 Medicare RE: FY 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System… Read more »

Letter to CA legislators on Prop 56

Dear Assemblyman Ting and Senator Mitchell, As CEO and Dental Director of the nonprofit Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center in San Diego and Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of West Health, we are writing to urge you to support the oral healthcare needs of seniors. It is a key reason why… Read more »