Fresno County Weighs New Proposal for Indigent Care
Last week, Community Medical Centers submitted to Fresno County supervisors a proposal that would dissolve the hospital system's current contract with the county for indigent health care services and establish the federally sponsored Low Income Health Program. Under the proposal, Fresno County would assume control of indigent and jail inmate care and use funding under its contract with CMC to secure matching federal dollars. In addition, CMC would offer clinic and hospital services to LIHP patients at Medi-Cal rates. CalViva Health System, a Medi-Cal managed care plan, would operate the program. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "Fresno Hospital Aims for New Indigent Plan" (Anderson, Fresno Bee, 9/30).