For over two decades, Capitol Advocacy has been at the forefront of critical changes to California’s healthcare policy including protecting proprietary medical technology IP, ensuring access to health care services, expanding provider scope of practice, negotiating key policy changes for Medi-Cal, stopping rate cuts, mitigating harmful prescription drug policies, and more.
Navigating California’s healthcare delivery system can be challenging for even the most sophisticated player due to the State’s countless regulations and laws in this space. California has one of the most aggressive state-based regulatory frameworks, reflecting the Legislature’s bias toward consumer protection. For providers and payers to be successful in this environment, it is critical to understand the political and regulatory landscape.
Additionally, given the significant amount of federal matching funds and state budget resources that fund California’s healthcare delivery system, it is crucial to be able to navigate the state Budget process and be able to understand and influence budget priorities. California’s Medi-Cal budget alone totals $124 billion, more than the total budget of some other states.
Capitol Advocacy is recognized as a leader in the healthcare policy space and has helped many clients in the industry achieve their objectives, including full-scope and specialized health plans, facilities, providers, pharmacies, and drug and device manufacturers. Our work includes engaging in legislation, the regulatory process, and administrative advocacy.
“We have the requisite expertise you’re looking for in contracting, licensing, providing services, and expanding access to healthcare.”
Capitol Advocacy has negotiated key rate and policy changes in the Medi-Cal program, successfully opposed provider rate cuts and secured rate increases, ensured coverage for key provider services and products, expanded scope of practice, protected intellectual property of pharmaceutical companies by advocating for biotechnology R&D, defended the ability of health plans to continue to cover patients, and above all else, protected essential healthcare access for California consumers.
COVID-19 has created new challenges and opportunities in California’s healthcare delivery system. During the pandemic, Capitol Advocacy has successfully defended clients against payment reductions, worked to ensure telehealth reimbursement, obtained Medi-Cal provider rate increases, secured healthcare provider and pharmacy waivers, and expanded access to healthcare providers and services.
Whether California is facing a budget deficit or experiencing a surplus, we intimately understand the healthcare industry and the many changes that have come to the state level in recent years with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Our team of lobbyists at Capitol Advocacy have a comprehensive understanding of the state’s Medi-Cal system, and the requisite expertise you’re looking for in contracting, licensing, providing services, and expanding access to healthcare.