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

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