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.  

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 bjohnson@calhospital.org 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.    

5 Things To Know: Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan Transition, Information Needed, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Avian Flu, County Budget

MEDI-CAL MANAGED CARE PLAN TRANSITION: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released an All Plan Letter that provides guidance to all Medi-Cal managed care health plans (MCPs) regarding the 2024 MCP Transition, which is effective Jan. 1, 2024. In addition, DHCS has developed the 2024 Managed Care Plan Transition Policy Guide, which establishes and details the requirements for the implementation of the 2024 MCP Transition. The Policy Guide was initially published in May 2023 and will continue to be updated throughout 2023. All updates will be specifically identified in a dedicated section in the Policy Guide and will outline updates from prior versions in order to manage version history. The Policy Guide, which is also available on the DHCS 2024 MCP Transition web page, will denote effective dates and end dates, if applicable, to the specific policies contained therein. 

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