Episodes

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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California’s Caregiver Resource Centers (CRC) with Valley CRC Exec. Director Michelle Dibuduo

So many Californians provide care to their loved ones and often don't know where to turn for help and support. Michelle shares how her own journey as a caregiver led to her receiving support from Valley CRC. Now as the Executive Director, Michelle shed lights on how caregiver resource centers throughout the state like hers in the Central Valley region can be a great resource for caregivers. Check out…
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Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Takashi Wada on Year 1 of CalAIM

Dr. Wada returns to PopHealth Podcast to share some of the initial results of IEHP's California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) efforts as well as what's to come next for IEHP, including how the end of the Covid-19 related Public Health Emergency (PHE) may have a significant impact on eligibility for the Medi-Cal population. Check out this episode!
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American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)- Southern California Leader Jonathan Westall

Jon joins the show to give some insight into what the American College of Healthcare Executives is all about and how it has helped shape him into the leader he is today as VP, Ancillary Services, at MLK Community Healthcare. We also learn how Jon just welcomed his 4th child and his unexpected connection with party buses. Check out this episode!
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America’s Physician Groups’ President and CEO Susan Dentzer: The First 9 Months and 2023 Outlook

America's Physican Groups' New President and CEO Susan Dentzer joins the podcast to share about her first 9 months in the role as well as what's to come in 2023, including ACO Reach and direct contracting, for the organization that is "taking responsibiity for America's health." Check out this episode!
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California Medi-Cal Policy Expert Lisa Chan-Sawin, Founder of Transform Health

Lisa joins the show and shares how she's grown into a policy expert during the 2000s and how Transform Health got its start in Sacramento. Lisa typically is the facilitator of meetings and discussions, but it's great to have her "on the other side" to hear her story as well as she and Transform Health are literally transofrming healthcare in California and througout the country, including a focus on…
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Contra Costa Health Plan’s CMO Dr. Dennis Hsieh on CalAIM

CCHP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dennis Hsieh discusses the inspiration behind his passion for his leadership role at Contra Costa Health Plan, the county operated health system serving the East Bay. We learn of his shared passion for soccer with host Gavin Ward, but more importantly how his time as a young man serving in Chinatown was an inspiration for him to be a leader that seeks quality care…
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