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Public Comment for Superior Systems Waiver Renewal

April 28, 2017

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking input from hospital providers and other interested stakeholders on the renewal of the Superior Systems Waiver (SSW). The SSW provides federal authority regarding Medi-Cal fee-for-service utilization management in California hospitals. A draft version of the Medi-Cal Superior Systems Waiver Comprehensive Renewal is available on the DHCS website.

DHCS plans to submit the SSW renewal document to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by June 30, 2017. The waiver renewal will be effective October 1, 2017. To be assured of consideration prior to the renewal’s submission to CMS, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on May 24, 2017. DHCS requests that comments be submitted via email to Publicinput@dhcs.ca.gov with “2017 SSW Renewal” in the subject line. Written comments may also be sent to the following address:

Department of Health Care Services
Clinical Assurance and Administrative Support Division
MS 4506
1501 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA  95899-7417

Additionally, DHCS will host a conference call regarding the waiver renewal on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 9 a.m. Interested parties may attend by calling 1-888-603-9744 and entering participant code 5921352, followed by the pound sign (#). Assistance for the hearing impaired is available by dialing 711 and providing the operator with the conference call number and participant code as listed above.