Medi-Cal will cover the cost of all surgeries for organ donors and recipients, when the recipient is a Medi-Cal beneficiary eligible for full benefits (Bill Text, 10/5). Gov. Schwarzenegger signed into law the measure -- SB 370 by Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Los Angeles) -- that orders the coverage expansion (Bill Status, 10/5).
Schwarzenegger has signed AB 381 by Assembly member Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) (Bill Status, 10/5). The law will allow licensed hospitals and other specified medical providers to include a Medi-Cal beneficiary's social security number on a reimbursement request if the provider has tried unsuccessfully to obtain the patient's Medi-Cal identification number (Bill Status, 8/30).