This edition of “5 Things We’re Watching” features stakeholder thoughts on Newsom’s vetoes of well-supported bills, a conversation on CalAIM with Local Health Plans of California CEO Linnea Koopmans, and a look at how CalOptima is leveraging text messaging to get more Medi-Cal members vaccinated. Thanks for reading, and if you have any input on what … Read more

Linnea Koopmans recently took the reins as CEO of Local Health Plans of California, which represents the state’s 16 locally-based, non-profit health plans providing Medi-Cal services. Around 70% of California’s Medi-Cal population gets coverage through LHPC’s member plans. Formerly the senior policy analyst for the County Behavioral Health Directors Association, Koopmans has vast experience with … Read more

In an analysis of stakeholder comments on the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)’s Medi-Cal Managed Care Draft RFP, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) found one of the most prominent themes to be a lack of completeness and clarity. CHCF invited stakeholders to share the comments they submitted to DHCS during the state’s … Read more