(French Camp, CA) – San Joaquin County Director of Health Care Services Greg Diederich – chair of the San Joaquin Health Commission – has announced that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has formally appointed three new members of the Health Commission, the governing board of Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ). These new members are:
The “will they” or “won’t they” Congressional rollercoaster of
repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is once again in
motion. Republicans have scheduled a vote on repeal on Thursday,
signaling they have the votes to pass it.
But let’s be clear: For all the amendments rumored to be added
for this or that constituency, the basics remain the same.
Remaining in the Republican plan are serious cuts to Medicaid,
what we in California call Medi-Cal.
Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan announced it has earned
the Multicultural Health Care Distinction from the National Committee for
Quality Assurance (NCQA). L.A. Care received this
distinction for its Medicaid (Medi-Cal), Medicare (L.A. Care Cal
MediConnect) and Marketplace (L.A. Care Covered) product lines.
Los Angeles — In honor of its 20th
anniversary, L.A. Care Health Plan today announced a
commitment of $20 million – the largest ever in L.A. Care’s
20-year history – to fund an initiative aimed at securing
permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals in Los
Angeles County. The $20 million grant – distributed over the next
five years – will be made to Brilliant Corners, a nonprofit
supportive housing agency, to support Los Angeles County’s
Housing for Health program.
CAMARILLO, Calif., April 11, 2017 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP)
today announced the launch of its Community Health Investment
program that awards monetary grants to locally qualified
organizations that are addressing social determinants of health.
Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan today announced that
this month marks its 20th anniversary. Adding to the celebration,
the anniversary coincides with another milestone: L.A. Care has
reached its two millionth Medi-Cal member. Founded in 1997 as
part of California’s two-plan model of Medi-Cal managed care,
L.A. Care has been dedicated to improving the lives of
individuals, families and communities in Los Angeles County by
providing access to affordable, quality health care coverage.
The numbers are enough to make your head spin. The non-partisan
Congressional Budget Office estimates 24 million Americans would
lose their health care coverage by 2022. There would be $880
billion less over the next decade for Medicaid — which 70 million
Americans now rely on — with $592 billion of that Medicaid
reduction to go to the wealthiest Americans for tax relief.
A Temecula breast cancer resource center has recently partnered
with Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), increasing the center’s
ability to help patients battling breast cancer.
For the next three years, IEHP has contracted with Michelle’s
Place to provide the health plan’s patients with a patient
navigator – a friendly face who can help women navigate through
the resources they need after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Daniel Gutiérrez, 59, didn’t want to sign up for health insurance
under the Affordable Care Act. He flat-out didn’t like the idea
of accepting a handout. For 25 years Gutiérrez had a full-time
job as a dishwasher and food preparation worker at Peabody’s, a
popular restaurant in Montecito. But when Peabody’s closed in
2012, he lost the job and the health benefits that came with it.
Since this just-published article was researched by editorial
staff at University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long
School of Pharmacy and Health for
INTERACTIONS magazine, the California Health
Care Foundation has awarded a second opioid grant to Health Plan
of San Joaquin (HPSJ) and local partners San Joaquin General
Hospital and Community Medical Centers, this time for
Campbell, CA – February 1, 2017 – Santa Clara Family Health Plan
(SCFHP), with its Governing Board and employees, is proud to
announce its 20th anniversary. As a local, not-for-profit health
plan serving Santa Clara County, SCFHP looks forward to
celebrating this milestone throughout 2017 with our providers,
members, and community.
(Alameda, Calif) The California Department of
Health Care Services (DHCS) uses the Aggregate Quality Factor
Score (AQFS) to rate the quality of Medi-Cal managed care plans
throughout California, which is based on Health Care
Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). HEDIS
indicates performance on the quality of care and service,
including prevention and screening, chronic condition management,
access and availability of care, and healthcare utilization.
(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) employees,
in partnership with United Ways (UW) in San Joaquin and
Stanislaus counties, contributed a combined $37,392 for the
just-ended 2016 UW campaign. For HPSJ, a not-for-profit managed
care health plan which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary
serving local families, this is the latest in a long tradition
where HPSJ employees step up and out, on behalf of members and
communities. During the past 18 years, HPSJ employees have raised
Santa Barbara, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 – To
ensure that vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities
continue to receive at-home medical services, CenCal Health is launching a
pilot project with DASH
(Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home) to serve its members. DASH is
a program in which Dr. Michael Bordofsky and his physician
partners with Palliative Care Consultants of Santa Barbara serve
members in South Santa Barbara County.
(Alameda, Calif.) – In May 2014, the California
Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) placed the Alameda
Alliance for Health (Alliance) under a state-managed
conservatorship. CEO Scott Coffin joined the Alliance in
May 2015 to lead the organizational turnaround, oversee the
conservatorship and a subsequent one-year remote monitoring
period, and to continue building care management solutions for
Alameda County residents.
This event is being held to raise awareness of health and
healthcare disparities experienced by African-Americans in San
Joaquin County, and to spotlight prevention and strategies that
can improve the health and well-being of all area
African-American families and communities.
According to San Joaquin County 2016 Community Health Needs
Medi-Cal covers more than 13 million Californians – making it the largest program of its kind in the nation. Health Access, Local Health Plans of California, and the Department of Health Care Services are pleased to present statewide community events to celebrate 50 years of Medi-Cal, the positive impact is has had on so many lives, and to honor the many communities and stakeholders that have contributed to its success.
To learn more about the exciting events below, click here.