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Overuse of prescription opioid medication has become one of the fastest growing public health concerns in the United States, with associated deaths quadrupling since 1999. Opioid misuse can lead to tolerance, dependence,...
Every year, L.A. Care uses the Health Care Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) to measure the quality of health care our members receive. HEDIS® measures the care and service provided by health plans. The majority of...
In April 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final regulations (Final Rule) to strengthen the Medicaid managed care requirements. The Final Rule:  Standardizes key rules in Medicaid...
L.A. Care recently held the grand opening of its newest Family Resource Center (FRC) in Palmdale. The FRC celebrated with two events: a ribbon cutting ceremony and a community celebration. The Palmdale FRC is L.A. Care’s fifth...
As part of L.A. Care’s Enterprise Goal of increasing our National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation score, our Quality Improvement Department is promoting a HEDIS® Made Easy course for providers. This course...
As part of L.A. Care’s external 20th Anniversary Celebration held recently at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, CEO John Baackes unveiled a plan to contribute $20 million over five years. The recipient is Brilliant...
L.A. Care's HITEC-LA achieved a significant milestone by enrolling 2,165 Medi-Cal health care providers into the L.A. Care California Technical Assistance Program (CTAP), reaching its membership goal. In 2015, the California...
L.A. Care makes changes to our formulary to meet the needs of our members and providers. The formularies for our direct Medi-Cal Product line,  L.A. Care Covered, and PASC-SEIU Plan including restrictions, preferences,...
Congratulations to the physicians and community clinics listed for providing exceptional care to L.A. Care’s Medi-Cal members, and for outstanding performance in the 2015 Physician Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Program. The following...
L.A. Care Health Plan welcomes back Dr. Richard Seidman as the new Chief Medical Officer. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and initiatives to ensure quality health care delivery to L.A. Care’s more...