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Santa Clara Family Health Plan Recognized by the State for Strategic Focus on Quality

Campbell, CA – November 20, 2017 – Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP), a local, public, not-for-profit health plan serving over 270,000 Santa Clara County residents, announced today that it received the 2017 award for Greatest Improvement in Quality Strategy Focus Areas from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). The annual DHCS quality awards recognize Medi-Cal managed care plans that have excelled in improving health care quality for beneficiaries.

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CenCal Health Earns Excellent Rating and Recognition among California’s Medicaid Plans

SANTA BARBARA — CenCal Health rated in the top 5 percent of Medicaid plans nationally for 2 important areas of care, and in the top 10 percent for an additional 12 areas of care according to the most recent state quality measurement ratings. For CenCal Health’s Santa Barbara County managed care product, these exceptional results rated fourth statewide among Medi-Cal health plans.

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San Francisco Health Plan is Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Quality Care From The California Department of Health Care Services
This is the 12th time San Francisco Health Plan and its provider network have received the statewide quality award.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2017 – San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community health plan serving over 145,000 San Francisco residents, announced today that it is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Performance in Quality Care from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for the Medi-Cal program.

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CenCal Health Recognizes Local Health Center Partners During National Health Center Week

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Calif., October 4, 2017 — In an effort to raise awareness about the numerous services available to people in need through health centers, CenCal Health joined organizations across the nation in recognizing the many services America’s health centers have provided over the last 50 years during National Health Center Week August 13th through the 19th.

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CalOptima is Top Medi-Cal Plan in California
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes CalOptima’s overall quality for the fourth year in a row

ORANGE, Calif. (September 25, 2017) — CalOptima is California’s top-rated Medi-Cal plan, according to the NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017–2018. It is the fourth year in a row that NCQA has named CalOptima best overall in the state.

The NCQA ratings are based on standardized, plan-reported data regarding health care quality and customer satisfaction.

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Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fund the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program
Medi-Cal Plan Awards $50,000 to Local Health Care Agency

CAMARILLO, Calif., September 25, 2017 – Gold Coast Health Plan has awarded $50,000 to the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program through its Community Health Investments initiative. The award supports supervisor John C. Zaragoza and the county Board of Supervisors’ proclamation of September 22 to 28 as Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

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What you need to know about Medicaid

Medicaid – called Medi-Cal in California – is the backbone of health coverage for more than 74 million Americans. Nearly 20 million receive services through Safety Net Health Plans such as Santa Clara Family Health Plan, where we provide health coverage for 270,000 of our neighbors, friends and loved ones here in Santa Clara County.

Medicaid is not a distant program that benefits only one group of people. It helps Americans across all demographics – economic, ethnic, racial and generational.

Medicaid is us.

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CalOptima Member Awarded National Scholarship
Local students also win scholarships from CalOptima Employee Activities Committee

ORANGE, California (September 18, 2017) — After being nominated by CalOptima, Jacqueline Ruddy, a member since 2009, won a national scholarship from the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP). Jacqueline’s compelling story about being a mother, full-time student and two-time breast cancer survivor helped her achieve this national honor and a $5,000 scholarship. She is pursuing a master’s degree in social work at USC.

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Contra Costa Health Plan’s NCQA Accreditation Level Raised to Commendable

NCQA Health Plan Accreditation evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system — physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services — in order to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided to its members.

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CalOptima Honored for Latino Outreach
City of Santa Ana recognizes efforts to engage community groups and members

ORANGE, Calif. (August 24, 2017) — Honoring the role of CalOptima in Santa Ana, City Councilman Jose Solorio presented the agency with a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Outreach in the Latino Community. CalOptima provides Medi-Cal coverage for Orange County residents, including 43 percent of Santa Ana’s citizens.

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Alameda Alliance for Health Achieves Large Quality Improvement Gains to Control Blood Pressure Rates Among Medi-Cal Members

(Alameda, CA, August 11, 2017) – Beginning in January 2014, Alameda Alliance for Health (Alliance) was one of nine health plans in California to participate in the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) quality improvement collaborative, in coordination with the Million Hearts initiative dedicated to improving hypertension control for Medi-Cal members. The United States Department of Health and Human Services established the Million Hearts initiative, co-lead by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Says – It’s Time for Your Child’s Wellness Visit!

It’s time for your child’s Wellness visit! The Well Child visit is for members from the age of 12 months to 19 years old. During this visit doctors can make a record of your family’s health, give health exams and do lab work. The American Academy of Pediatrics says children should visit their doctor at least once a year for a Well Child visit. These yearly exams help make sure children are growing at the right pace. At your Child’s Wellness visit you can expect the doctor to:

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Modesto Bee Publishes HPSJ CEO Amy Shin’s Opinion Piece
Attack on Medicaid is an Attack on all

Medicaid is not some distant program that benefits any one group of people, it’s a vital program that helps Americans across all demographics – racially, economically and generationally. Half of all children in California are covered by Medicaid and 1 in every 4 people over age 65.

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Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Urges Everyone to Accept the Challenge – Keep our Kids Water Safe this Summer

(French Camp, CA) – When the weather turns warm, everyone wants to be in or around the water. Spending time at the pool or the beach on a hot day is a great way to beat the heat. Make sure that while everyone has fun in or around water everyone is also safe.

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) encourages everyone to adopt good water safety practices. Learn ways – now! – to keep children safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.

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Gold Coast Health Plan to Invest $1.5 Million in Ventura County Programs
Medi-Cal Plan to Fund 16 Programs that Focus on Access to Health Care, Food and Housing

CAMARILLO, Calif., June 27, 2017 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is awarding $1.5 million in grants to organizations throughout Ventura County for programs that focus on access to health care, food and housing.

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L.A. Care Leads Coalition of Medicaid Health Plans to Raise Health Care Bill Concerns with U.S. Senate

Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan has partnered with nine other Medicaid health plans from across the nation to urge the U.S. Senate to carefully consider the policy proposals being debated, which will adversely impact the 74 million mothers, children, seniors and people with disabilities who are currently covered by Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California). Further, the coalition has suggested several compassionate alternatives to the severe cuts being proposed.

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Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Continues to Encourage Central Valley’s Future Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists Through Health Careers Scholarships

(French Camp, CA) – Since 2015, Health Plan of San Joaquin’s (HPSJ) scholarship program to encourage young students with an interest in pursuing a health or medical careers that would lead them back to the Central Valley – the HPSJ Health Careers Scholarship Program (HCSP) – has partnered with seven local schools and programs to award to scholarships of $2,500 to each location.

Nine of the scholarships available for 2017 have already been identified by HPSJ’s program partners, here are the announced awardees and their area of heal career concentration:

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Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Plans to Enhance Quality of Life Throughout Serious Illness by Offering Members Palliative Care

(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) is currently working under a planning grant from the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) to implement a Palliative Care Program for our HPSJ patients with Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Pulmonary Disease, Late Stage Cancer and Advanced Liver Disease.

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Health Plan Of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Spreads The Word
Summer Learning & Summer Eating For Local Kids

(French Camp, CA) – “No parent or child should ever worry about food security,” said Health Plan of San Joaquin Health Educator Setar Testo. “When it comes to school, good nutrition is vital for learning, every day and all year long.” Testo added.

During the school year, most children who need food get free or reduced-price lunches at school. But, what are they supposed to do when school is out for the summer?

This is where San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County come in. They are making sure that no kid goes hungry in the summer.

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Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Urges That Women Stay Informed About Their Health to be in Control

French Camp, CA) – National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 14. But women need to celebrate every week as National Women’s Health Week. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. Health Plan of San Joaquin joins in throughout the year to focus attention on ways to help all women take steps to improve their health.