SANTA BARBARA, Calif – Jan 14, 2020 – CenCal Health, the publicly-sponsored health plan for Medi-Cal in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, annually recognizes the work of local network physicians and healthcare centers through its Primary Care Providers (PCP) Incentive Top Performer Awards.
SACRAMENTO, CA — On behalf of the Local Health Plans of
California (LHPC), a group representing 16 of the not-for-profit
local health plans that serve more than 70 percent of
Californians enrolled in Medi-Cal managed care, CEO Brianna
Lierman offered comment on Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget
priorities for 2020-21:
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2019 – Inland
Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has partnered with Community Action
Partnership of Riverside County (CAPRC) and Community
Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC) to
bring holiday cheer to families in the Inland Empire. Hosting its
twelfth annual IEHP Holiday Adoption Program, IEHP provided toys,
blankets, household supplies and more to those in need.
LOS ANGELES – L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest
publicly-operated health plan in the country, has launched
the Housing Stability Initiative. Under the initiative, the
health plan awarded four grants worth a total of $500,000 to
agencies who offer free legal services to low-income individuals
and families. L.A. Care has two million Medi-Cal members, many of
whom could be at-risk of eviction.
The grant awardees will offer pre-eviction counseling, landlord
negotiation, and will even represent people in court when needed.
SANTA BARBARA, CA – November 7, 2019 – On
October 24, the CEO of CenCal Health hand-delivered a check for
$10.5 million dollars to
Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria for payment of
medical services rendered to Medi-Cal patients on the
French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo received a
$1.3 million dollar payment.
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Oct 31, 2019 – Yesterday,
California’s Department of Health Care
Services (DHCS) presented its fifth
annual Innovation Award to CenCal
Health. The award is given to a Managed Care Plan
(MCP) whose innovative interventions strive to improve the
quality of health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
SACRAMENTO — The Local Health Plans of California (LHPC), a
group representing 16 of the
not-for-profit local health plans that serve nearly 70 percent
(over seven million) of the 10.3 million Californians enrolled in
Medi-Cal managed care, today announced support for
AB 115, which provides for a restructured Managed Care
Organization Provider Tax (MCO tax) for the state’s Medicaid
Santa Barbara, CA – Sept 9, 2019 – Vaccination
is a hot topic in the national news, on social media platforms
and at dinner tables across America. More recently it has become
a divisive political issue. A vocal movement of
“anti-vaxxers” continues to influence some
individuals and groups resistant to evidence-based facts on
Santa Barbara, CA – August 6, 2019 – Every week
day this Summer, in a small nondescript office building on Santa
Barbara’s Westside, young lives are transformed. Camp
Mariposas provides speech, language and occupational
therapies to children, primarily between the ages of 3 and 8
years, who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
(ASD) or other conditions that would benefit from early
and continuous intervention.
(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin
(HPSJ) has a new one-page way to guide parents in keeping up with
their child’s Well-Child check-ups, vaccinations, when to screen
for hearing and vision, blood screening, and when to ask about
flu shots. The chart, in English and Spanish, is based on
recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and
Bakersfield, CA: Kern Family Health Care,
through the Kern Health Systems Community Grant Program, gives
grants to assist local non-profit organizations similarly devoted
to improving the life and wellbeing of Kern County’s most
vulnerable citizens. In 2019, Kern Family Health Care awarded
$83,000 to 43 different Community Based Organizations. Many Kern
Family Health Care members receive assistance through programs,
services, and events by this funding.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California – The Governing Board of
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has announced that IEHP Chief
Operating Officer Jarrod B. McNaughton will succeed
Dr. Bradley P. Gilbert as Chief Executive Officer,
effective July 20, 2019.
Scotts Valley, Calif., April 30, 2019 – The Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance), the nonprofit, Medi-Cal managed health care plan for Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties, announced that funding through its Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program has supported nine new or expanded health care facilities that recently opened in the three counties it serves.
Santa Barbara, CA – March 12, 2019 -
CenCal Health, the Medi-Cal health plan for
Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, recently established
a partnership with Healthwise, a leader in
evidence-based health education, to provide an interactive health
education library for its local communities. Available directly
on the CenCal Health
website, this online library contains thousands of health
education topics and hundreds of videos with supporting content.
(French Camp, CA) – Non-profit Health Plan of San Joaquin
has extended to February 22, the deadline to register
for this set of presentations on March 9, 2019. The presentations
are open to San Joaquin and Stanislaus county health care
providers including: physicians, physician assistants (PAs),
psychiatrists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, registered
nurses, licensed marriage and family therapists, dentists, and
Certified Addiction Counselors.
Health Plan of San Joaquin, 7751 South Manthey Road, French Camp
Santa Barbara, CA – CenCal Health announces
a collaborative new program that provides safe recuperative care
to local homeless who are not sick enough to be hospitalized, but
are too frail to recover from their illness or injury on the
1: What has changed most in California during the past few
Bob Freeman: From my point of view, which
is focused around the Medi-Cal Program, it’s two things. First,
the sheer growth of Medi-Cal that today covers one in three
Californians. When I first became involved with Medi-Cal in the
mid 1990’s, it was a program keeping the state’s most destitute –
lowincome moms and kids, as well as low-income seniors and people
with disabilities – with access to health care.