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Kern Family Health Care's Dan Diaz: How CalAIM and ECM are Impacting Thousands of Lives

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Release Date: 04/27/2023

Anthem Regional Vice President Beau Hennemann: California's Long Term Supports and Services, CalAIM show art Anthem Regional Vice President Beau Hennemann: California's Long Term Supports and Services, CalAIM

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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).

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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.

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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.

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WellSpace Health's Greater Sacramento Impact with Leaders Christie Gonzalez and Cordia Losh show art WellSpace Health's Greater Sacramento Impact with Leaders Christie Gonzalez and Cordia Losh

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Health Net VP Darrel Ng and Medi-Cal Redetermination or Health Net VP Darrel Ng and Medi-Cal Redetermination or "Renewal"

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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 Californians are still expected to lose eligibility.

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Kern Family Health Care's Dan Diaz:  How CalAIM and ECM are Impacting Thousands of Lives show art Kern Family Health Care's Dan Diaz: How CalAIM and ECM are Impacting Thousands of Lives

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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 Kern County.

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California's Caregiver Resource Centers (CRC) with Valley CRC Exec. Director Michelle Dibuduo show art California's Caregiver Resource Centers (CRC) with Valley CRC Exec. Director Michelle Dibuduo

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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.

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Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Takashi Wada on Year 1 of CalAIM show art Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Takashi Wada on Year 1 of CalAIM

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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.

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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 Kern County.