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: The Elizabeth Hospice

The Elizabeth Hospice has been a trusted community resource for adult and pediatric hospice, palliative care, and grief support services in San Diego County and southwest Riverside County for more than 44 years. Their services have touched the lives of more than 120,000 children and adults facing the challenges of advanced severe illnesses. They ensure […]

5 Things To Know: Medi-Cal Enrollment Systems and Disenrollments, White Paper, Supplier Diversity Reports, Overdose Prevention And Outreach, EMS System Plan

MEDI-CAL ENROLLMENT SYSTEMS AND DISENROLLMENTS: The current enrollment system (MyBenefits CalWIN) that hospitals, clinics, schools, and social service providers use to connect San Diegans to CalFresh and Medi-Cal will shut down on June 29. The new system, BenefitsCal, will not be available until July 3. As a result, hospitals will have to use alternate methods for assisting patients with Medi-Cal applications between June 29 and July 3. July 1 is also the first month that Medi-Cal beneficiaries will be disenrolled if they didn’t renew their coverage. Please reach out to Lindsey Wade at with any questions or concerns.

HASD&IC Board Meeting Highlights

The HASD&IC Board of Directors convened on May 24. Board Chair Patrick Frias, MD, President & CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, officiated. Gratitude was expressed to Capt. Kimberly Davis of Naval Medical Center San Diego for her engagement as a DoD Liaison to the Board with best wishes as she assumes her […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Procopio

Procopio is an AmLaw 200 corporate, intellectual property and litigation law firm with almost 200 attorneys in seven U.S. offices, including San Diego, Del Mar Heights, Silicon Valley, Orange County, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, and Washington, D.C. They serve public and private corporate clients and high-net-worth individuals in the United States as well as around the world. […]

Associate Member Spotlight: Anthem Blue Cross

Anthem Blue Cross understands that health connects us to each other. What people do impacts those around them. So, Anthem is dedicated to delivering better care to its members, providing greater value to its customers, and helping improve the health of their communities.   Anthem Blue Cross is the trade name of Blue Cross of California. […]

5 Things To Know: Transitions Of Care Sub Workgroup, Feedback Sought, Behavioral Health Scholarships, Cybersecurity, Webinar

TRANSITIONS OF CARE SUB WORKGROUP: The county of San Diego, along with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and HASD&IC, helped establish a sub workgroup of the Healthy San Diego Dual Eligible/Long Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Workgroup — the Transitions of Care Sub Workgroup. The Sub Workgroup will focus on pressing matters caused by the gaps and challenges in keeping older/disabled adults receiving Medi-Cal connected to quality care and LTSS. The focus is on access to LTSS for older adults and the regional work around the dually eligible beneficiaries, and transitions of care, whether moving from the community or back into the community, and care coordination by the payer, including the providers and caregivers. If you or someone from your organization is interested in joining, please contact Caryn Sumek at   

Member Spotlight: Change of Command at Naval Medical Center San Diego  

Welcome and congratulations to Capt. Elizabeth M. Adriano, MC, USN, who relieved Capt. Kimberly D. Davis on June 5 as the director of Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD).   Adriano, an obstetrician-gynecologist and Navy Medical Corps Officer, previously served as commanding officer of Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point in North Carolina, where she led a […]

President’s Message

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