Biweekly Briefing Articles

HASD&IC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SUMMARY 

The HASD&IC Board of Directors convened on Sept. 21. Board Chair Tom Gammiere, Corporate SVP/Regional Chief Executive – South, Scripps Health, officiated.  Special guests Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher met with the board and engaged in update and discussion of our region’s overall health needs and the following […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan

Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is committed to transforming the health care system by improving quality outcomes, reducing health disparities, and driving innovation. They are proud to partner with a quality network of providers and community-based organizations to better serve their diverse partners, communities, and members.  Blue Shield Promise is a managed care organization, […]

5 Things To Know: HASD&IC Education Opportunity, Public Charge Final Rule, CDPH Leadership Updates, Telehealth Equity, Health Careers Grants

HASD&IC EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will join HASD&IC for a webinar on Oct. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. (PT) on the Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Program and the COVID-19 Uninsured Group Program. DHCS will provide an overview of both programs and share common mistakes made by providers that cause delays […]

Addressing Homelessness and Affordable Housing

In San Diego County, where the February 2022 Point-in-Time Count found no less than 8,427 people experiencing homelessness — a 10% increase from 2020 — the issue has reached a tipping point, prompting the Board of Supervisors to declare it a public health crisis last week. 

Associate Member Spotlight: SpeedTrack

SpeedTrack’s health care analytics solutions, designed specifically for population health and strategic planning, provide the most comprehensive view of patient care dynamics available. Developed for health plans, risk-based contracts, Accountable Care Organizations, and Bundled Payment Programs, Population Health Decision Support enables health care professionals to immediately discover the critical information required to improve care and […]

5 Things To Know: Medi-Cal Managed Care Contract Appeals, HQI Annual Conference, Behavioral Health, New Homeless Shelter, and Medical Device Vulnerability

MEDI-CAL MANAGED CARE CONTRACT APPEALS: Aetna Better Health of California, Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, Community Health Group, and Centene Corporation have all appealed the Department of Health Care Services’ notice of intent to award Medi-Cal Managed Care contracts in San Diego County. Health Net — owned by Centene — was awarded contracts […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP

Procopio is a full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem-solving and improving the bottom line. An AmLaw 200 firm with more than 180 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Orange County, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C., serving clients around the world — as well as an AmLaw top-ranked firm for […]

2022 CHNA Highlights Top Community Needs

Yesterday, some of you may have received an email with an advance copy of the 2022 HASD&IC Community Health Needs Assessment. While it’s not available publicly yet, wanted to share a few thoughts ahead of its upcoming release.

Associate Member Spotlight: ProcureAmerica

ProcureAmerica is the country’s leading business intelligence services company supporting health care organizations with enterprise cost reduction strategies. Its review teams focus on six select cost categories and average over 34% savings, resulting in lower cost, vendor transparency, and operational efficiencies.     Expenses are rising and revenue is shrinking   Let ProcureAmerica help your […]

5 Things To Know: Behavioral Health Hub, GED Accreditation, ICYMI – Medical Baseline Customers, MonkeyPox, and Medi-Cal Enrollment

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HUB: Last week, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan for a less-expensive behavioral health facility at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. When it opens in late 2023, the Central Regional Behavioral Health Hub will feature 44 new acute inpatient beds and a crisis stabilization unit. The county is also looking at […]