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Inventory of the Department of Health Care Services Records
R395; F3577; F3877; F3894  
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Series Descriptions

 

Office of Health Care Services 1966-1967

F3577:24

Series 1 Subject Files 1966-1967

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Subject File documents the earliest days of the office that would oversee the Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal). It includes a brochure, budget-related items, and a statement of beginnings, as well as other general information.
 

Department of Health Care Services 1960-1974

 

Administration Division 1960-1973

R395.1. Box 1, folders 1-35

Series 1 Director's Files 1965-1969

Physical Description: 35 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Director's Files concern the overall vision of the Medi-Cal program, the collaborative efforts of the agency, and regulatory compliance. Files may include correspondence, newsletters, reports, and memoranda. Significant topics include Governor's Reorganization Plan, professional and trade associations, the Health, Education, and Welfare Agency, and state and federal legislation.
R395.2. Box 1, folder 36 - Box 2, folder 23

Series 2 Deputy Director's Files 1960-1973

Physical Description: 27 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Deputy Director's Files concern the legal compliance of Medi-Cal. Files may include Legislative and Attorney General Opinions and correspondence. Significant topics include court cases, legislation, and the State Plan.
R395.3. Box 2, folder 24 - Box 6, folder 27

Series 3 Office Burean Files 1966-1971

Physical Description: 111 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Office Services Bureau Files document the internal workings of the Administration Division. Files may include correspondence, agendas, memoranda, and background material. Significant topics include advisory groups, comprehensive health plans, claims, and the Health, Education, and Welfare Agency.
R395.4. Box 7, folder 1 - Box 8, folder 21

Series 4 Subject Files 1966-1972

Physical Description: 50 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Subject Files document a variety of topics addressed by the Administration Division. Files may include correspondence, memoranda, background material, bill analyses, and reports. Significant topics include the Office of Economic Opportunity, legislative committees, work plans, and pilot projects.
R395.5. Box 8, folder 22 - Box 10, folder 16

Series 5 News Clippings 1965-1968

Physical Description: 34 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The News Clippings series consists of numerous published articles and opinions regarding Medi-Cal during its initial years. Significant topics include administration and management, identification cards, and compliance.
 

Management Analysis Bureau 1961-1974

R395.6. Box 11, folder 1 - Box 12, folder 25

Series 1 Project Files 1961-1973

Physical Description: 49 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Project Files document various management analysis studies conducted by the bureau. Files may include correspondence, reports, memoranda, and background material. Significant topics include clerical staffing and nurse staffing.
R395.7. Box 12, folder 26 - Box 13, folder 6

Series 2 Medi-Cal Files 1965-1973

Physical Description: 16 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Medi-Cal Files contain various reports produced by the bureau. Reports may include graphs and charts. Report titles include Medi-Cal Reform Plan, Payments and Services, and Utilization of Short-Stay Hospitals.
R395.8. Box 13, folder 7 - Box 14, folder 3

Series 3 Medi-Cal Reform Files 1968-1973

Physical Description: 21 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Medi-Cal Reform Files document proposed changes to the Medi-Cal program and related issues. Files may include reports, correspondence, background material, and memoranda. Significant topics include a systems review of Medi-Cal performed by Lockheed Missile and Space, regulations, and general information on the Medi-Cal Reform Plan.
R395.9. Box 14, folder 4 - Box 17, folder 15

Series 4 Subject Files 1965-1974

Physical Description: 131 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Subject Files document a variety of topics of concern to the bureau. Files may include reports, correspondence, memoranda, and background material. Significant topics include annual reports to the governor and/or legislature, pre-paid health plans, pilot projects, California Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), identification cards, socio-economic characteristics, a statewide Medi-Cal intermediary, and Utilization (of services) Survey.
 

Executive Office 1971-1972

F3877:166-183, F3894:1-7

Series 1 Legislative Files 1971-1972

Physical Description: 25 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged numerically by bill number within legislative session.

Alternative Form of Materials Available

Bill files have been microfilmed, as indicated by the MF before the identification number. Researchers must use microfilm when available.

Scope and Content Note

The Legislative Files document the bill files of interest to the Department. Files may include correspondence, bill analyses, memoranda, amendments, and reports. Significant topics include deficit (AB586, 1971), Medi-Cal Reform (AB949, 1971), and claims processing (SB1166, 1972).
1971: AB20-AB2179 (7ff) MF F3894:1-7
1972: AB2-AB2371, ACR28-ACR59 (11ff) MF F3877:166-176
1972: SB29-SB1503, SCR16-SCR77, SJR22 (7ff) MF F3877:177-183
 

Health Review and Program Council 1966-1971

R395.10. Box 17, folder 16 - Box 18, folder 14

Series 1 Meeting Files 1966-1971

Physical Description: 30 file folders and 11 audio reels

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting Files document the meetings held by the Council. Files may include minutes, memoranda, reports, correspondence, agendas, and background material. Significant topics include Medi-Cal Reform, Multicard System, San Joaquin Study, and Lockheed Study.
Audio materials have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the files to alert the researcher to the existence of these items.
R395.11. Box 18, folders 15 - 23

Series 2 Committee Files 1966-1970

Physical Description: 9 file folders and 1 audio reel

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by committee name.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

The Committee Files document the meetings and reports of the various committees of the council. Files may include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agendas, reports, and background material. The committee names include: Long Range Planning; Pilot Projects; Planning and Priority; Prepayment; Utilization and Quality Control.
Audio materials have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the files to alert the researcher to the existence of these items.
R395.12. Box 19, folders 1 - 15

Series 13 Correspondence 1965-1971

Physical Description: 15 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence contains various letters, including those from state and federal agencies, community organizations, professional and commercial industry representatives, and individuals. The series contains incoming or outgoing correspondence as well as internal or external to the department or council. Significant topics include inequalities in Medi-Cal, prepayment projects, and Medi-Cal Reform.
R395.13. Box 19, folder 16 - Box 21, folder 5

Series 4 Subject Files 1967-1971

Physical Description: 63 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Subject Files document a variety of topics of concern to the council. Files may include memoranda, agendas, correspondence, reports, and background material. Significant topics include selected member biographies, administrative history, as well as materials provided to members between 1967 and 1971.