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L.A. Care Invests $1.2 Million to Help Launch Health Homes

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Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Up to 100,000 L.A. Care Members Eligible for the New Medi-Cal Benefit

LOS ANGELES — L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, is providing $1.2 million in grant funding to help 20 safety net clinics and other organizations implement the Health Homes Program (HHP) which launches today in Los Angeles County. HHP, which is a state benefit established by the Affordable Care Act, is designed to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries who have complex medical needs and chronic conditions through enhanced in-person care management and coordination.

“We estimate 100,000 members could be eligible for the new benefit,” said John Baackes, L.A. Care CEO. "We want to make sure that our community partners are ready to provide the core services offered in this new benefit, which will ultimately help improve health outcomes.”

Eligible members are given a care team of health and social service providers that helps them find doctors and get appointments, coordinates the care they receive from different providers, and connects them to community and social services, such as food and housing.

The care coordinator will be in close contact with the primary care physician, while a community health worker on the team will remain in regular contact with the member.

"We are very excited to be able to expand services and increase our outreach to vulnerable individuals,” said Lisa Abdishoo, CEO of Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, one of the organizations receiving a grant. “L.A. Care’s support will help us add the staff and systems needed to make the program a success.”

Each grantee is receiving $60,000 to be used for staffing and technological support of the program.

 

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About L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan serves nearly 2.2 million members in Los Angeles County, making it the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country. L.A. Care offers four health coverage plans including Medi-CalL.A. Care Covered™L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and the PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan, all dedicated to being accountable and responsive to members. As a public entity, L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for L.A. County's low-income communities, and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose. L.A. Care prioritizes quality, access and inclusion, elevating health care for all of L.A. County. For more information, follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

 

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