What They’re Watching: Les Ybarra, Anthem


Eli Kirshbaum


In furtherance of its implementation of CalAIM Community Supports, Anthem is developing a data analytics engine to identify health disparities within its patient population, says Les Ybarra, President of Anthem’s California Medicaid Plan. The plan is focused on partnering with local organizations to connect members to Community Supports services.


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He added that this work will be supplemented by California’s in-progress implementation of a statewide health information exchange.

“We’re excited that the state’s moving in a direction where they’re also going to be sharing data with the plans,” he said. “We’re expecting that to happen next year so that we can really have information from all of the agencies across the spectrum, and that way we can have a more robust approach, a more comprehensive approach, to some of this holistic care.”