Policy Brief

Policy Brief: National RMTS Study

As announced in June 2011, California is currently exploring increased use of RMTS starting in fiscal year 2012/13. To…


Policy Brief: AB 3632 Update, June 2011

The AB 3632 mandate on county mental health (CMH) departments was originally passed in 1984, but in the fall of 2010,…


Maximizing Federal Funding for Health Care in Schools

This Advocacy Brief analyzes to major opportunities for improving school-based federal reimbursements through the LEA…


Policy Brief: SB 231, 2009 Report to Legislature Released

In April 2000 a federal agency ranked California in the bottom quartile for school-based Medicaid reimbursement per…


2010 Legislative and Regulatory Review

Includes information on federal legislative items (CMS 6028, HR 3590 'Health Reform', HR 1586, and CMS 2361) and…


Policy Brief: Free Care Challenge Update, December 2010

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is building a case to challenge the federal Centers for Medicaid and…


Policy Brief: AB 3632 County Mental Health Funding Suspended

On October 8, 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the overdue 2010‐11 California Budget Bill and line item…


Policy Brief: ARRA Health-Related Spending Update

Federal agencies are currently distributing grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009…


Policy Brief: ARRA Special Education Funding

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 includes approximately $136.3 billion in health-related…


Background Brief: ARRA Health-Related Funding Opportunities for LEAs and LGAs

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 includes approximately $136.3 billion in health-related…