Medi-Cal Managed Care
Behavioral Health Integration in Medi-Cal: A Blueprint for California
Logan Kelly, Allison Hamblin, Stephen Kaplan
People in Medi-Cal with complex behavioral and physical health needs face a fragmented system that is challenging to navigate. This paper offers recommendations to build an integrated system of care in Medi-Cal, bringing together physical health, mental health, and substance use services to treat the whole person.
Making Quality Matter in Medi-Cal Managed Care
This report describes approaches many states are taking to use financial incentives with Medicaid managed care plans to accelerate quality improvements. There is an opportunity to build on current quality improvement efforts in Medi-Cal managed care, led by the California Department of Health Care Services, through financial incentives.
Medi-Cal is the foundation of California’s health care safety net and a major component of the state’s budget. The Medi-Cal Explained series provides an overview of the program, including the people it serves, the services it provides, and how it is organized, managed, and financed.
The Medi-Cal Program: An Overview
Margaret Tatar, Health Management Associates, Athena Chapman, Chapman Consulting
This publication offers an overview of the Medi-Cal program, which provides health coverage in California for children and their parents with low incomes, pregnant women, seniors, and nonelderly adults, including people with disabilities.
Journey to Freedom Passes Through Health Clinics
October 22, 2018
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
The Transitions Clinic Network is a national network of medical programs for recently released prisoners with chronic diseases. The clinic makes connections with former inmates and provides care and support.
What’s at Stake for Health Care in Your District This Midterm Election?
Expanding Health Coverage
On November 6, 2018, Californians will head to the polls and vote for who will represent them in Congress. The outcome of races could have significant implications for health care in California and nationwide. Find out what's at stake in your district.
What’s Different About Caring for Medi-Cal Members with Serious Illness?
June 7, 2018
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
For people with low incomes or who are covered by Medi-Cal, palliative care programs must attend to a host of issues that patients with economic resources don't face.
San Joaquin Health Plan CEO Built the Plane as She Was Flying It
May 31, 2018
Medi-Cal, Expanding Health Coverage
CEO Amy Shin of nonprofit Health Plan of San Joaquin started her job with a frantic first year of financial damage control, and now the plan is running with a higher level of sophistication and nearly $1 billion in annual revenue.