Briefing — Improving Quality in Medi-Cal Managed Care
About This Event
Medi-Cal provides vital health coverage for Californians with low incomes, including over 40% of all the state’s children, half of those with disabilities, more than a million seniors, and one in five workers. Over 80% of Medi-Cal enrollees (about 11 million Californians) get their care through a managed care plan.
Everyone in Medi-Cal, regardless of where they live or their managed care plan, should have the same opportunity to get timely, high-quality care. But today access to and quality of care varies widely within the Medi-Cal managed care system. This means some enrollees are much more likely than others to get life-saving preventive care or essential treatment for chronic conditions.
CHCF hosted a briefing on how California can improve quality and access within Medi-Cal managed care.
- 10:00 Welcome, Overview, and Introductions
- Chris Perrone, MPP, Director of Improving Access, CHCF
- 10:15 Quality Trends in Medi-Cal and Implications for Program Design
- Andrew Bindman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, UCSF
- 10:40 Strengthening State Oversight and Accountability of Medi-Cal Managed Care
- Beth Waldman, JD, MPH, Senior Consultant, Bailit Health
- 11:10 Performance Measures for a Financial Incentives Program
- Beth Waldman
- 11:30 Lunch
- 11:45 Panel Discussion
- Bradley Gilbert, MD, MPH, CEO, Inland Empire Health Plan
- Sarah de Guia, JD, Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
- Jennifer Kent, MPA, Director, California Department of Health Care Services
- Robert Moore, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Partnership Health Plan
- Chris Perrone (moderator)
- 12:30 Q&A
- 1:00 Adjourn
For more information, contact Anne Sunderland, senior communications officer.