Episodes

California’s Office of Healthcare Affordability with Director Elizabeth Landsberg

Under the California Department of Health Care Access and Information, Elizabeth shares how the newly created Office of Healthcare Affordability is helping the most populous state to manage healthcare costs through growth targets and other efforts for 40M Californians. Check out this episode!
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Medi-Cal Eligibility with Lisa Ramsey, Founder of Medi-Cal Consulting Services

Over 15M Californians are Medi-Cal beneficiaries, yet there are so many misceptions about Medi-Cal and very few Californians truly understand Medi-Cal eligibility. Lisa shares how she went from an entry level Medi-Cal worker to an expert leader of a team that helps families navigate Medi-Cal, including asset and income limits, or lack thereof. Check out this episode!
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Anthem Regional Vice President Beau Hennemann: California’s Long Term Supports and Services, CalAIM

Beau shares how an initial stint as a temporary worker landed him a role with California's In-Home Supportive Sevices that became a springboard into his career as he ultimately become well versed in California's long term supports (LTSS) and services as well as home and community based services (HCBS). That foundation has helpd Beau become one of Anthem and California's leaders for the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). Check…
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L.A. CARE Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sameer Amin on His First Year and What’s To Come in 2024

L.A. CARE is one of the largest health plans in CA, serving millions in L.A. County, primarily Medi-Cal beneficiaries. L.A. CARE CMO Dr. Sameer Amin joins host Gavin Ward to share some of the highlights of his first year and what we can expect in 2024 with the state's largest Medi-Cal managed care organization. Check out this episode!
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California Association of Health Plans President/CEO Charles Bacchi- Initiatives & Annual Conference

Charles joins the show and shares about the latest CAHP initiatives and what to expect at the annual 2023 conference where over 1,000 leaders from DHCS, Health Plans, and providers gather in the desert. Check out this episode!
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WellSpace Health’s Greater Sacramento Impact with Leaders Christie Gonzalez and Cordia Losh

WellSpace Health has been serving the Greater Sacramento area for many decades, and the CalAIM initiative is only going to increase its impact. Wellspace leaders Christie Gonzales and Cordia Losh join the show to share about the impact WellSpace has had in the community and what's to come through the CalAIM initaitive, enhanced care management, and more. Check out this episode!
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CA Department of Health Care Services’ Susan Phillip: Update on 2024 Manged Care Plan Contracts

Susan Phillip joins the show to discuss the process and results of DHCS' procurement and results for the 2024 managed care plan contracts. Susan, who serves as DHCS' Deputy Director, Health Care Delivery Systems, shares how she came into the role and what we can expect heading into 2024 and beyond. Check out this episode!
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California Commission on Aging Legislative Director Leza Coleman Explains CCOA and Its Initiatives

Leza joined the show and shares how her passion for older adults has led to her work wtih CCOAin the Golden State. CCOA's latest initiatives include efforts to ensure the aging population has access to legislative meetings as well as a recognized voice and influence into lawmaking. Check out this episode!
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Health Net VP Darrel Ng and Medi-Cal Redetermination or “Renewal”

Health Net's VP of Communications and Marketing joined the show to share how the end of the pandemic and Public Health Emergency (PHE) is making the annual Medi-Cal redetermination of eligibility unlike recent years before as Californians were automatically renewed during the PHE. The state, Health Net, and other Medi-Cal plans are making significant outreach attempts to ensure Medi-Cal beneficiaries know how to renew their eligibility, but 2-3 million…
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Kern Family Health Care’s Dan Diaz: How CalAIM and ECM are Impacting Thousands of Lives

Dan discusses his journey as the son of immigrant parents that inspired Dan to make a difference in Kern County where he's spent his entire life. From ICU nurse to leading enhanced care management efforts of the 20th largest county in the US, Dan's shares how he's played a role in saving lives both literally and figuratively as he now helps lead enhanced care management efforts in Bakersfield and…
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