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: Community Health Group   

Community Health Group, founded in 1982 by a federally qualified health center, is the only San Diego-based, not-for-profit managed care plan serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Today, it serves nearly 360,000 members throughout San Diego County. As a local plan, Community Health Group lives in the same communities as its members, and it understands the unique needs of those communities. It is dedicated to serving diverse populations; its workforce is a reflection of the diversity of its members. Its large network of community hospitals, physicians, and other contracted providers offers access to quality care that demonstrates respect for and understanding of members’ linguistic, social, and cultural diversity and holistic needs.

5 Things To Know: Medi-Cal Redeterminations, Covid-19 Precautions, National Recovery Month, Timely Claims Payments, HCAI Seismic Webinars

MEDI-CAL REDETERMINATIONS: The Department of Health Care Services has published a new interactive dashboard detailing statewide and county-level demographic data on Medi-Cal application processing, enrollments, redeterminations, and renewal outcomes. Preliminary data on the Medi-Cal redeterminations show that in San Diego County, 16,336 Medi-Cal beneficiaries were disenrolled effective June 30. In Imperial County, 1,482 beneficiaries were […]

5 Things To Know: Prescription Drug Use Survey, National Health Center Week, Substance Use Disorder Residential Facility, Privacy Manual, CalAIM Training

PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE SURVEY: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dental practitioners, and pharmacists are asked to participate in a needs assessment survey for the County of San Diego Overdose Data to Action grant. The purpose of this survey is to assess licensed health care providers’ perceptions of prescription drug use and prescribing opioids. Your feedback will provide valuable insight into the development of opioid stewardship recommendations and best practices for our region. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Responses will remain confidential and will be grouped with those of other respondents for reporting.  

Associate Member Spotlight: Exodus Recovery, Inc.

Exodus Recovery was founded in 1989 to manage hospital-based inpatient and outpatient programs in Los Angeles County. Exodus has since expanded to provide a wide variety of programs and services to Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, and Orange counties. Its client-focused recovery-based system of care brings tools for the best possible quality of life to […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Molina Healthcare of California    

Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for over 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 FORTUNE 500 company, […]

5 Things To Know: FAQs on MCO Tax Agreement, Discharge Delay Survey, CA Bridge CME Academy, Community Health Workers/Promotores/Representatives (Chw/P/R) Model, Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Programs

FAQS ON MCO TAX AGREEMENT: CHA has issued FAQs on the 2023 state budget agreement on the managed care organization tax. The agreement renews the tax and commits the majority of the funding to provider payment increases, including for hospitals. Contact Ben Johnson at with any questions.

Associate Member Spotlight: Athene Law, LLP

Athene Law is revolutionizing the traditional law firm model by combining top-notch and experienced health lawyers in a virtual legal practice. It takes on meaningful and challenging matters to provide health care industry clients with the tools to adapt 20th century rules to a 21st century delivery system.      Its approach is robust and versatile, […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Aetna Better Health of California

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

Fate of Many Critical Bills is Still Up in the Air 

When the Legislature returns from its summer break on Aug. 14, it will be a sprint to the finish line before lawmakers adjourn for interim recess on Sept. 14. There are a number of pieces of legislation that present significant concerns for patients and communities.    

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