University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
B.A. magna cum laude, Political Science
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Executive Notes Editor, Southern California Law Review
Research Scholar, Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics
- California, 2015
Paul L. Garcia is an associate in the Regulatory Department of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman.
Mr. Garcia is a former attorney with the California Department of Health Care Services, where he served as a member of the Health Care Financing and Rates Team. In this capacity he provided legal counsel to develop and support Medi-Cal managed care financing policy, including the department's compliance with the 2016 Medicaid managed care rule as it relates to capitated rates, and key funding programs such as the Prop 56 Tobacco Tax and other directed-provider payments.
Mr. Garcia previously served as an Executive Fellow, through the Capital Fellows Programs, for Covered California, where he worked with the executive staff to implement state and federal health care reforms.
Mr. Garcia received his B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego. He earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he served as the Executive Notes Editor for the Southern California Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Garcia served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He was also a student scholar for the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics.
- American Health Lawyers Association
- California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
Presentations & Speaking Engagements
- COVID-19 Financial Relief for Providers: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, Uninsured Program, and Coverage IssuesWebinar, June 9, 2020
- October 22, 2019 – The LA Grand Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, CA; October 23, 2019 - Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Berkeley, CA
- December 8, 2020
- Flexibilities for the California Medi-Cal Program and Medi-Cal Providers Provided by Executive Order N-55-20May 7, 2020
- January 31, 2020
- Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Ranked in the 2020 Edition of US News/Best Lawyers in America Best Law FirmsNovember 2, 2019
- October 1, 2019
- August 5, 2019
- June 4, 2019
- Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Launches Webinar Series with Focused Discussions on Post-Acute Care PartnershipsMay 8, 2019PRNewswire
- Hooper Lundy & Bookman Recognized Among the Top Health Law Firms in the United States by Chambers USAApril 25, 2019
- CMS Proposes Changes to Telehealth Reimbursement, Stark, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Reimbursement, and Evaluation & Management Reimbursement in the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed RuleJuly 14, 2018
Health Law Perspectives
State Law Requirements Regarding Payment for COVID-19 Testing, Dark Daily Special Report: Getting Paid for COVID-19 Test Claims, March 26, 2021, Co-Author
Punishing Treatment: How Mandatory Withdrawal Policies Hurt Anti-Stigma Efforts and Why Putting Psychologists in the Doctor’s Office Can Help, 18 Quinnipiac Health L.J. 369 (2016)
The Problem with Parity: An Analysis of the Confusion Surrounding the California Mental Health Parity Act, 87 S. Cal. L. Rev. Postscript 38 (2014)