Driving Improvement in Palliative Care in Medi-Cal (SB 1004): Reflection, Preparation, Action

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - Wednesday, April 28, 2021
9:00 AM–Noon (PT)
Online

About This Event

The California Health Care Foundation and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California are pleased to host a free virtual statewide convening, “Driving Improvement in Medi-Cal Palliative Care (SB 1004): Reflection, Preparation, Action,” over the course of two days: Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28, 2021. This meeting is appropriate for people from Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) and palliative care provider organizations serving adult Medi-Cal enrollees, as well as other medical and social service organizations that care for seriously ill adult Medi-Cal enrollees.

You must register separately for each date you plan to attend.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
9:00 AM–noon
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
9:00 AM–noon
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Objectives

Participants will:

  • Examine progress and challenges delivering SB 1004 palliative care services reported by Medi-Cal managed care health plans and palliative care provider organizations.
  • Discuss considerations, dependencies, and decisions points for plans and providers regarding maintaining, expanding, or reducing use of virtual/remote visits over time.
  • Learn about innovative practices used by Medi-Cal palliative care providers and plans to improve the access to, quality of, and impact of their palliative care programs.
  • Discuss Medi-Cal palliative care provider and MCP experiences delivering services that meet or exceed the All Plan Letter (APL) requirements, and learn how various approaches including promising practices impact program volume, care quality, and program sustainability.

Agenda

Day One: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 9:00 AM–noon

9:00–10:30 AM: State of SB 1004 Palliative Care: Looking Back — Looking Forward

Part A: Reports from plans and providers on volume and quality

Part B: How care is delivered and reflections on sustainability

Presenters: Dr. Anne Kinderman, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital; and Kathleen Kerr, Kerr Healthcare Analytics

10:30–10:40 AM: Brief Break

10:40 AM–noon: Medi-Cal Palliative Care Virtual Visits — Today and Tomorrow

Virtual care today and post-COVID-19: organizational, operational, patient considerations

(Includes a small-group breakout discussion)

Presenters: Sofi Bergkvist, president, and Veenu Aulakh, senior innovation fellow, Center for Care Innovations; and Dr. Anne Kinderman, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Day Two: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 9:00 AM–noon

9:00–10:30 AM: Enhancing Medi-Cal Palliative Care Through Innovation

Presentations and discussions of health plan and provider Medi-Cal palliative care innovations: improving clinical capacity, quality, efficiency, sustainability

Featuring L.A. Care Health Plan (Dr. Susan Stone and Lyrva Sanchez, RN); MedZed (Dr. Eve Makoff); Molina Healthcare (Blanca Martinez, MSW); and Roze Room (Lena Beker, CEO)

10:30–10:40 AM: Brief Break

10:40 AM–noon: Plan and Provider Implementation Experiences — Variations and Promising Practices

Presentation and discussion of health plan and provider variation and experiences in implementing Medi-Cal palliative care

(Includes a small-group breakout discussion)

Presenter: Kathleen Kerr, Kerr Healthcare Analytics

 

Register for one or both of the following events:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
9:00 AM–noon
Register Now
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
9:00 AM–noon
Register Now