CSAC Bulletin Article

State Corrects AB 85 Redirection Estimate

May 25, 2017

The AB 85 (Chapter 24, Statutes of 2013) estimates for redirecting 1991 Realignment health subaccount funding released in the May Revision contained an error in the calculation for County Medical Services Program (CMSP) redirections.

Small counties and the County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC) noticed the error, which occurred when Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) staff failed to include the CMSP historical cap on revenues eligible to be redirected. CSAC wishes to thank Michelle Gibbons, CHEAC Executive Director, for her help in resolving this issue.

Outside of the CMSP counties, additional formula counties may have questions about their estimated redirection, and the data exchange between counties and DHCS continues, and a final estimate will be released in mid-June.

CSAC will continue to work with counties, the Department, and county affiliates to ensure workable and data-based 2017-18 AB 85 redirections for each county. Again, the CMSP figures in the AB 85 redirection chart for 2017-18 have been revised by the Department of Finance since the release of the May Revision. See the new chart here.

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