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Sacramento Briefing — The Future of Delivery System Reform in Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal, now 50 years old, provides health coverage to one in three Californians. What reforms are needed to ensure that when it turns 60, Medi-Cal consistently and efficiently delivers excellent access, quality, and patient experience?

Medi-Cal, which started 50 years ago as a program for people receiving cash welfare assistance, now provides health coverage to one in three Californians. What kind of program do we want Medi-Cal to be when it turns 60? Specifically, what reforms are needed to ensure that Medi-Cal consistently delivers excellent access, quality, and patient experience while using resources efficiently?

Join the California Health Care Foundation for a conversation about the future of Medi-Cal. Cindy Mann of Manatt Health presents findings from a report commissioned by CHCF that assesses key challenges and opportunities in Medi-Cal, establishes a vision for delivery system reform, and articulates a path forward.

A panel of experts discusses the report's recommendations and their implications. Audience members are encouraged to share their input and questions. Confirmed panelists for this Sacramento briefing include:

  • Alfredo Aguirre, director, San Diego County Behavioral Health Services Division
  • Bradley Gilbert, CEO, Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Sandra Hernández, president and CEO, California Health Care Foundation
  • Jennifer Kent, director, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Graham Knaus, deputy executive director, California State Association of Counties 
  • Cindy Mann, partner, Manatt Health, and former director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at CMS
  • Christopher Perrone, director of Improving Access, California Health Care Foundation
  • William Walker, director, Contra Costa Health Services

The presentation slides are available below.


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Danny Sandoval
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