Newsroom

The HASD&IC Biweekly Briefing provides timely news and information for HASD&IC members and associates and is published on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Key articles and issues of interest from each publication, along with the President’s Message, are included below. Media statements and press releases can also be found here.  

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 […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Exodus Recovery

The Exodus Recovery philosophy of treatment is grounded in a strong belief in the whole person care model. Exodus promotes an innovative treatment model that integrates physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment in order to foster hope, empowerment, self-sufficiency, and recovery to vulnerable high utilizers of community services.  Since 1989, Exodus Recovery […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Aetna Better Health of California

Founded in 1853 in Hartford, CT, Aetna is committed to providing individuals (including Medicare and Medicaid enrollees), employers, health care professionals, producers, and others with innovative benefits, products, and services globally. Now a subsidiary company of CVS Health Corporation, Aetna knows that the health, safety, and well-being of your patients are the top priority. That’s […]

Two Important Occasions to Recognize in September

The month of September marks two important occasions meant to recognize important needs in our community. The first — Hunger Awareness Month/Hunger Action Month — is designed to draw attention to the fact that food insecurity is greater than ever. Throughout the country, millions of Americans are being forced to make budgeting decisions while facing grocery […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Molina Healthcare of California

Molina Healthcare of California  Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for 40 years. The company serves members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace). Molina’s service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange, and Imperial counties. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a […]

President’s Message

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