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2019 Mid-Year Review

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Release Date: 08/21/2019

California Medi-Cal Policy Expert Lisa Chan-Sawin, Founder of Transform Health show art California Medi-Cal Policy Expert Lisa Chan-Sawin, Founder of Transform Health

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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 Medicaid waivers.

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Contra Costa Health Plan's CMO Dr. Dennis Hsieh on CalAIM show art Contra Costa Health Plan's CMO Dr. Dennis Hsieh on CalAIM

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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 delivery for his members in Northern California.

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California Association of Health Plans' President and CEO Charles Bacchi show art California Association of Health Plans' President and CEO Charles Bacchi

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California Association of Health Plans' (CAHP) Charles Bacchi joins the show to give some background on the work of CAHP, including some of its memorable moments in his nearly 2 decades with CAHP.  Charles also shares about his cowboy background and CAHP's upcoming annual conference in October with some of California's biggest names in healthcare.

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DHCS Chief, Benefits Division on California's New Community Health Worker Benefit show art DHCS Chief, Benefits Division on California's New Community Health Worker Benefit

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California Department of Health Care Services' Chief of the Benefits Division Lisa Murawski joined host Gavin Ward to provide details on the new Community Health Worker (CHW) benefit that has been years in the making.  The new benefit delivery doesn't require someone with a clinical background to make a big impact in the healthcare community, and will likely be a new career pathway for individuals seeking to serve their local healthcare community members that may have previously been underserved and/or unsure how to navigate the healthcare system.

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CalAIM Facilitator Dora Barilla and HC² Strategies show art CalAIM Facilitator Dora Barilla and HC² Strategies

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Dora joins the show and shares how a combination of blessings, hard work as a healthcare leader (and mom), as well as a miracle have paved the way to today, where Dora and HC2 Strategies are leading large scale CalAIM collaborations between health plans, providers, and the community.

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Dr. James Schultz, CMO of Neighborhood Healthcare, on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) show art Dr. James Schultz, CMO of Neighborhood Healthcare, on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

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Dr. Schultz shares how his work serving individuals goes beyond just the Inland Empire and San Diego, but also to the Himalayas. He also shares how Federally Qualified Health Centers like Neighborhood Healthcare provide services for individuals that may otherwise struggle to access primary and other medical care.

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Medi-Medi/Dual Eligibles: California DHCS' Anastasia Dodson (Medicare Innovation & Integration) show art Medi-Medi/Dual Eligibles: California DHCS' Anastasia Dodson (Medicare Innovation & Integration)

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California Department of Health Care Services' Anastasia Dodson helps give an overview of the "dual eligible" population in California and how upcoming changes will impact the delivery of care for Californians who have both Medicare and Medi-Cal (Mediciad in California), now called Medicare Medi-Cal Plans (MMPs or Medi-Medi plans), for Exclusively Aligned Enrollment Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (EAE D-SNPs).

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Health Net Medi-Cal President Martha Santana-Chin show art Health Net Medi-Cal President Martha Santana-Chin

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Martha, a Medi-Cal beneficiary as a child in Ventura County, shares how her journey in the managed Medi-Cal world has ultimately led her to help lead a team that manages the care of millions of lives in California, including many that receive care in rural areas.

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Yingjia Huang from CA DHCS and Medi-Cal Eligibility: Changes After The Public Health Emergency show art Yingjia Huang from CA DHCS and Medi-Cal Eligibility: Changes After The Public Health Emergency

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Yingjia, who serves in the role of Assistant Deputy Director, Health Care Benefits and Eligibility for California's Department of Health Care Services, joins the show to share how the significant eligibility adjustments shown during the pandemic (ie public health emergency) will be unwound and what that means to some of the millions of Californians on Medi-Cal.

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Paige Brogan- CalAIM Principal, Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, on CalAIM show art Paige Brogan- CalAIM Principal, Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, on CalAIM

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Health plan and CalAIM expert Paige Brogan joins the show to share how the opportunity to make a big impact inspired her to join BSC Promise Health Plan. Paige gives some insight into the early days of CalAIM and while she is enthiusiastic about CalAIM, she shares why other medical leaders may be more in a sit and wait approach before celebrating the initiative.

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