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LAO report analyzes Medi-Cal pharmacy services carve-out

Marjie High | Apr 12, 2019 | California

Dignity Health and Shields Health Solutions announce specialty pharmacy services expansion

Marjie High | Apr 9, 2019 | California

San Francisco based Dignity Health recently announced that it will expand its new Dignity Health Specialty Pharmacy program in partnership with Shields Health Solutions, a specialty pharmacy integrator and accelerator. Dignity’s Specialty Pharmacy Program began distribution and management of medications for 20 complex conditions late last year at St. Joseph’s...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Bills in committee, Jennifer Stoll, Use our stuff

| Apr 8, 2019 | California

The legislature takes its spring recess next week, but in three weeks, the first policy cutoff looms. In talking with Sacramento stakeholders, it's still not entirely clear whether this will be a significant session for health care legislation or not. There are some pieces in place, but whether they come...[ Read More ]

Platform engages Medi-Cal members through culturally relevant texts

Emily Boerger | Apr 4, 2019 | California

Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is finding success with Medi-Cal member engagement through the use of culturally relevant text messaging. The health plan is working in collaboration with health care engagement platform ConsejoSano to offer a messaging service -- offered in 22 different languages -- designed to engage...[ Read More ]

California health care bills to look for in committee

Marjie High | Apr 4, 2019 | California

With the deadline for introducing new bills passed, committees are getting down to business and moving bills along – or not.  With some many important issues to address, here are some health care bills that seem to be having success or gaining moment this session. Bills moving forward: AB 290...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Jennifer Stoll, OCHIN

Marjie High | Apr 1, 2019 | California

Jennifer Stoll is the Vice President of Government Affairs at OCHIN. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss telehealth and virtual care.     So OCHIN is a nation non-profit health IT organization and our mission is to support safety net providers across the country...[ Read More ]

Cal Schools VEBA opens resource center in San Diego

Marjie High | Mar 29, 2019 | California

After years of coping with rising health care costs, health care benefit provider California Schools Voluntary Employees Benefit Association (Cal Schools VEBA) asked itself some hard questions about how they could keep costs in check while continuing to provide quality care for members. Founded by school superintendents, teachers, and school...[ Read More ]

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