Press release Michelle Lewis

Alameda Alliance For Health Completes Regulatory Monitoring

(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. The Alliance successfully exited the conservatorship in October 2015, and recently completed regulatory monitoring by demonstrating compliance in financial, operational, and quality management. The DMHC recommended to the Alameda County Superior Court that all legal actions against the Alliance be dismissed, and the case was officially closed November 7, 2016.

“The health plan operations have been transformed to pay our providers in a timely manner, to better collaborate with community health partners, and to align resources that create more services for our members” said CEO Scott Coffin. “The Alliance serves more than 265,000 children and adults through a comprehensive network of physicians, hospitals, health centers and community clinics, pharmacies, caregivers, and other types of service providers.”

“We are very fortunate to have strong partners in the Alliance, our consortium of clinics, and our local hospitals and providers, to provide insurance and the best care possible, including mental health and housing,” said Supervisor Wilma Chan.  “Access to healthcare helps to improve health — and health is an integral part of achieving income equality, and the success of our county, state and nation.”

“We are very proud to be a part of all of the hard work the Alliance has done to provide access to quality care, and the work that the Alliance has done to remain a viable partner in the healthcare safety-net system,” said Alliance Board of Governors Chair Jane Garcia. “We are stronger than ever and we are committed to continue to work to ensure access to quality healthcare throughout our community.”

The Alliance has remained committed to working alongside community stakeholders and partners to continuously provide and improve access to quality healthcare and to improve health outcomes in Alameda County. “We have created a strong network of providers and community partnerships to provide access to quality healthcare in our community,” said Alliance Board of Governors Vice-Chair Marty Lynch. “And we will continue to build and strengthen connections within our network and beyond, to improve health and health outcomes in our community for years to come.”

About Alameda Alliance for Health

Alameda Alliance for Health is a local, public, not-for-profit managed care health plan committed to making high-quality health care services accessible and affordable to Alameda County residents. Established in 1996, the Alliance was created by and for Alameda County residents. The Alliance Board of Governors, leadership, staff, and provider network reflect the county’s cultural and linguistic diversity. The Alliance provides health care coverage to more than 265,000 low-income children and adults through National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) accredited Medi-Cal and Alliance Group Care programs (an employer-sponsored plan that provides low cost comprehensive health care coverage to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers in Alameda County).

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Michelle Lewis