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Starting October 2, 2018, a new state mandate requires you, as a provider, to check the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a...
Like it or not, there is no simple guideline for prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening. Instead of automatically ordering the test for a set population, consider having a conversation with your patients.  For...
A clinic or office visit is the perfect time to discuss refilling prescription drugs with your patients. Helpful tips and encouragement can keep patients on track with their medication schedule and result in improved health...
Your patients don't always know where to go or who to call when they have medical concerns, especially after office hours. They may end up with an unnecessary Emergency Room visit, not knowing about other services like Urgent...
Vaccinations can prevent serious infections, keep people out of the hospital and promote healthier lives. As we’re heading into flu season, L.A. Care is sharing the latest recommendations from the Food and Drug...
L.A. Care Health Plan's Physician Pay-For-Performance (P4P) Program provides financial rewards for solo, small group and clinic practices that provide high quality care for L.A. Care Medi-Cal members (including those with plan...
Please be aware that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has a health advisory out regarding detection of an influenza variant virus infection at a state fair.  CDPH advises that two cases of influenza A (...
L.A. Care is participating on the Senior Advisory Board for More LA Smiles — a Dental Transformation Initiative at UCLA — and they are offering free on-site and virtual training to promote practice-based oral health...
The L.A. Care Board of Governors has committed up to $31 million to an initiative that will help recruit primary care physicians into Los Angeles County to serve the uninsured, Medi-Cal patients and other vulnerable...
As the nation’s largest community-inspired health plan, L.A. Care has been elevating healthcare across Los Angeles County for over 20 years.   With our Plan Partners, we provide access to quality healthcare while...