SANTA BARBARA, CA – March 10, 2020 –
Health, the publicly-sponsored health plan for
Medi-Cal in Santa
Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, announced today
the release of its 2019 Community Report. The
entirely-digital format communicates the local health plan’s
mission and vision, programs and projects, achievements,
leadership and financial information through multimedia. New this
year: the full report is translated in Spanish.
ORANGE, Calif. (March 6, 2020) — The CalOptima
Board of Directors announces that Michael Schrader, the agency’s
Chief Executive Officer has accepted a CEO position with a sister
health plan. CalOptima is the single largest health insurer in
Orange County providing coverage for one in four residents
including programs for low-income children, adults, seniors and
people with disabilities.
ORANGE, Calif. (February 20, 2020) — Orange County seniors in
CalOptima’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
are highly satisfied with the comprehensive, community-based
health care program, awarding it a 92% overall satisfaction
rating for 2019 — the highest score among 11 PACE organizations
statewide. It is the first time CalOptima PACE has earned this
distinction during its six years of operation.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, February 14, 2020— For four consecutive
years, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has received high Team
Member engagement scores. Resilience, respect and high-quality
care and service were high performing themes on the 2019 Inland
Empire Health Plan (IEHP) Team Member Engagement Survey, placing
the health plan in the 92nd percentile compared to the National
Health Care Benchmark.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, February 12, 2020—10 years ago this month,
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) took the opportunity to better
integrate and enhance accessibility of Behavioral Health Services
to Members, making IEHP the first health plan in the state to
bring Behavioral Health Care in-house. Since the transition,
IEHP’s Behavioral Health Team has dramatically evolved to better
meet the needs of Members in innovative ways that focus on Whole
Person Health Care.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, February 5, 2020—To
increase the number of healthcare professionals in the Inland
Empire and improve Member access to care, Inland Empire Health
Plan (IEHP) is thrilled to announce its $40 million commitment
over five years to launch the Healthcare Scholarship Fund (HSF).
In partnership with local academic institutions, this fund will
help remove the barrier of debt for medical students and develop
a growing workforce for healthcare professionals to care for the
Inland Empire’s growing Medi-Cal population.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Brianna Lierman, CEO of 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, praised
Governor Newsom’s appointment of new Department of Health Care
Services (DHCS) director Dr. Brad Gilbert:
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.