Sacramento Briefing — The Future of Delivery System Reform in Medi-Cal
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
About This Event
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
A recording of the event and the presentation slides are available below.
If you don’t have time to watch the whole video, here are some key highlights:
Chris Perrone reflects on the variety of efforts to strengthen Medi-Cal and the opportunities for further improvement: Watch clip at 3:25-5:15
Cindy Mann discusses high-need, high-cost patients in Medi-Cal and the new challenges for Medi-Cal managed care: Watch clip at 17:19-19:30