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5 Things California: May revise, Contact tracing, COVID in rural California

| May 7, 2020 | California

A new study reviews the four flu pandemics of the last 100 years. (I didn’t know we had four either.) The frustrating takeaway from the three most likely scenarios: “Based on the most recent flu pandemics, this outbreak will likely last 18 to 24 months… It likely won’t be halted until 60%...[ Read More ]

LA Care calls on Congress to strengthen Medicaid system in anticipation of enrollment surge

Emily Boerger | May 1, 2020 | California

In anticipation of a surge in Medi-Cal enrollment due to COVID-19 job losses, L.A. Care Health Plan sent a letter to Congress on Thursday calling on lawmakers to strengthen the Medicaid system. According to a recent report from Health Management Associates (HMA), California could see up to 3 million new...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Reactions to the budget, DHCS director, Kimberly Gallo

| Jan 23, 2020 | California

We are covering the budget, the courts, and agency issues in this edition of 5 Things We're Watching. If you've been reading us for a while, you'll know these are meant to be five short reads on things we think are important for senior health care executives and health policy...[ Read More ]

L.A. Care successfully defends Medi-Cal, averting significant financial blow to the program

| Jan 13, 2020 | California

L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, is pleased to announce that the Second District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of L.A. Care in a lawsuit involving payments to out-of-network providers. This first-of-its kind case is a culmination of a five-year legal battle that...[ Read More ]

2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Keynote: One on One; John Baackes

Emily Boerger | Oct 1, 2019 | California

Our lunch keynote at the 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference featured one-on-one interviews with three of California’s most important health care and health policy leaders. Our host, DJ Wilson, sat down with these leaders where he asked forward-looking questions in hopes of leveraging their experience to...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CalAIM, What You Missed, Scott Suckow

| Sep 19, 2019 | California

We had a great event yesterday at our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference! With about 250 folks in the room, it was a very strong cross-section of senior leaders. The conversations and panel discussions informed much of what we're watching in California health care in September 2019,...[ Read More ]