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  The 2018 Open Enrollment Period begins November 1, 2017. Up until January 31, 2018, Angelenos have the opportunity to choose L.A. Care Covered and our network of doctors, hospitals and clinics as their source of quality...
In the midst of the country's rising opioid crisis, L.A. Care is committed to sharing information with our providers to help improve patient safety. The American Medical Association recently updated its guidelines regarding co-...
You are your patients’ most trusted source of vaccine information and advice. With flu season approaching, L.A. Care is asking providers to schedule flu shot appointments for all patients six months of age and older.  To...
Soon L.A. Care will be giving you a call about the DMHC-required annual Access and Availability Survey. Your responses will factor into your P4P award.  Please make sure you or your staff answer the call and reply to the...
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...
L.A. Care Health Plan members can access a free, in-language Nurse Advice Line (NAL) by calling 1-800-249-3619 (TTY 711). The NAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please let your L.A. Care patients know they can...
L.A. Care rewards high-performing physicians for providing quality care to our members. We offer a number of clinical tools to help you boost HEDIS rates and increase your P4P award.  To get started: Review guides to...
Dr. Rafael Gonzalez-Amezcua, Medicare Medical Director, CMC Care Management at L.A. Care, spoke at the 5th Annual Dual Eligibles Best Practices Summit on August 22 in Chicago.  The purpose of the summit was to share...
For National Health Center Week, L.A. Care celebrated the contributions that community clinics make toward improving the health of individuals and communities, and the partnerships that help make that work possible.  Non-...
Health care for low income Americans was preserved recently when the Senate defeated the “skinny repeal” bill (49-51) with the assistance of Democratic Senators and Republican Senators McCain, Murkowski, and Collins. Two other...