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.
SANTA BARBARA, CA – January 16, 2019 – CenCal
Health, the publicly-sponsored health plan that
administers Medi-Cal in Santa Barbara and San
Luis Obispo Counties announced today the release of its
2018 Community Report. New this year is an entirely-digital
format, complete with videos, audio testimonials
and animation. In the past, the organization has issued the
standard printed report but made the switch this year coinciding
with its 35th anniversary in Santa Barbara
“All youth deserve reliable access to health care, which will
allow them to focus on living happy and productive lives,” said
Brianna Lierman of the Local Health Plans of
California, a trade association representing not-for-profit
Monday, January 7, 2019
- Brianna Lierman, CEO of the Local Health
Plans of California, issued the following statement
regarding Gov. Newsom’s healthcare proposal.
“Expanding Medi-Cal to undocumented young adults is the right
thing to do. All youth deserve reliable access to health care,
which will allow them to focus on living happy and productive
lives. Local health plans look forward to working with the Newsom
Administration on this important and laudable goal.
Santa Barbara, CA – (December 18, 2018)
– CenCal Health recently received a
Collaborative Cancer Control Project Grant from the
American Cancer Society to improve vaccination
rates for human papillomavirus (HPV) in South Santa Barbara
county. The $10,000 award will be used to implement multiple HPV
vaccination improvement projects in partnership with the
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics.
Santa Barbara, CA – (December 7, 2018)
– The National Association for
Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) has named Sheila
Thompson, RN, CPHQ as the recipient of the Luc
R. Pelletier Healthcare Quality Award. This award
recognizes a NAHQ member who develops a performance improvement
program or initiative that directly impacts the quality of
healthcare for a defined group of patients and improves
Santa Barbara, CA – October 2, 2018
– A 1983 experiment in health care in Santa
Barbara County gave birth to a health plan recognized by
The Ford Foundation and Harvard
University for its innovation and efficiency. That plan
– originally called the Santa Barbara Health Initiative
– is now known as CenCal Health, the
first local-control Medicaid program of its kind in the nation.
ORANGE, California. (September 24, 2018) — For the fifth year in a row, CalOptima is California’s top-rated Medi-Cal plan, according to the NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018–2019. The NCQA ratings are based on standardized health care quality and customer satisfaction data.
CAMARILLO, Calif., September 7, 2018 – Gold
Coast Health Plan (GCHP) today announced its partnership with
California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) to train
Starting in the spring semester, five nurses from GCHP’s Health
Services Department will work with as many as seven nursing
students from the school to introduce them to the world of
Medi-Cal managed care.
(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin continues to encourage future Central Valley doctors, nurses and pharmacists. With its Health Careers Scholarships (HCS) program, HPSJ this year supports up to six local schools and programs, including San Joaquin Medical Society’s DECISION MEDICINE. To date, over HPSJ 170 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.
(French Camp, CA) – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded Health Plan of San Joaquin its three-year reaccreditation in the category of Medicaid HMO. NCQA is one of the most comprehensive evaluations in the health insurance industry.
HPSJ Chief Medical Officer Lakshmi Dhanvanthari, MD, said: “Health Plans accredited by NCQA demonstrate their ongoing commitment to delivering high-quality care… NCQA is very member focused and this reaccreditation reaffirms the company wide dedication to serve our members and the community.”
Los Angeles – L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, held a “white coat” ceremony today to announce the eight students receiving full medical school scholarships of up to $350,000 through the plan’s Elevating the Safety Net initiative, which also launched today.