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A. Partnership HealthPlan of California Commission (“Commission”) is a multi-county commission that has created a managed health care plan for Medi-Cal recipients. The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the County of Sierra to join the existing Commission. This will allow the implementation of a county-organized health system in Sierra County as authorized by California Welfare and Institutions Code § 14087.54.

B. The Commission has a proven record of improving health access to its members, who are Medi-Cal recipients, and improving Medi-Cal reimbursement rates to health care providers.

C. The Commission will negotiate an exclusive contract with the California Department of Health Care Services (“DHCS”) authorizing the expansion of the Partnership HealthPlan of California into Sierra County. This expansion is expected to occur on or about January 1, 2024. (Ord. 1103 § 1, eff. 10/21/21)