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.
If you don't have time to watch the whole video, here are some key highlights: