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For the third year in a row, California set a record for diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STDs, also known as STIs). Los Angeles County also has the fourth highest rate of chlamydia, and is ranking...
As you may know, L.A. Care offers no-cost interpreting services to assist limited English proficient patients.   The use of trained, qualified interpreters leads to increased patient health knowledge, decreased problems...
Prevnar 13® and Pneumovax® 23 are available as a pharmacy benefit with $0 copay in L.A. Care's "Covered California" (L.A. Care Covered™), "Covered California Direct" (L.A. Care Covered Direct™) and "In-Home Supportive Services...
As of May 1, Kroger is the new mail order pharmacy vendor for L.A. Care. Patients are able to register with Postal Prescription Services (PPS) — the subsidiary of The Kroger Co. that is providing this service — to set up...
What is HEDIS®? HEDIS is a tool used by most American health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.  Examples of these measures are breast cancer screening rates, cervical cancer...
Keeping health and personal information safe and secure is of the utmost importance to L.A. Care.  In today's world, there is much more sensitive and protected information being transmitted electronically. In health care...
L.A. Care is pleased to announce the availability of our 2016-2017 Annual Report. In the past year, L.A. Care went beyond traditional health care and began exploring ways to ensure that our members have the resources and...
Giving timely and appropriate care requires tracking which patients have gaps in care. L.A. Care is testing ways to help providers see which recommended health services their patient needs. We are launching Clinical+ to...
Being on the frontline of patient care makes safety a priority. When prescribing opioids, co-prescribing Naloxone — the opioid antidote — helps reduce the risk of death associated with opioid use. Co-prescribing...