​​​​Telehealth Advisory Workgroup

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For the purpose of informing the 2022-23 proposed Governor's Budget, Assembly Bill (AB) 133 (Committee on Budget), Chapter 143, Statutes of 2021, requires DHCS to convene an advisory group consisting of consultants, subject matter experts, and other affected stakeholders to provide recommendations to inform DHCS in establishing and adopting billing and utilization management protocols for telehealth modalities to increase access and equity and reduce disparities in the Medi-Cal program.

Pursuant to AB 133, the advisory group will include representatives of the California Medical Association, the California Primary Care Association, the California Association of Public Hospitals, the County Behavioral Health Directors Association, Medi-Cal managed care plans, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, Essential Access Health, and other subject matter experts or other affected stakeholders as identified by DHCS.


  • DHCS will publish final recommendations report early December 2021.

Upcoming Meetings

​Telehealth Advisory Workgroup Meetings

Meetings were held remotely and made available to the public in listen-only mode.

For individuals with disabilities, DHCS will provide assistive devices, such as sign-language interpretation, real-time captioning, note takers, reading or writing assistance, and conversion of training or meeting materials into Braille, large print, audiocassette, or computer disk.  To request such services, copies in an alternate format, or language services, all free of charge, please call or email:

Benefits Division

Telephone: (916) 345-8137

Email: Medi-Cal_Telehealth@dhcs.ca.gov

Please note, the range of assistive services available may be limited if requests are received less than ten working days prior to the meeting.

​State Resources

Contact Us

Please direct your comments and questions to Medi-Cal_Telehealth@dhcs.ca.gov.

Last modified date: 11/5/2021 9:23 AM