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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...
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...
To further support the well-being of our members, L.A. Care is prioritizing efforts to address the social determinants of health— the social, economic and physical conditions under which we are born and live through on a daily...
The practice of taking multiple drugs to treat one or more medical conditions or polypharmacy is prevalent due to the growth of the pharmaceutical industry making more drugs available.  In many situations polypharmacy is...
This spring, your office will be contacted by L.A. Care for our annual Access and Availability survey. This survey is a Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) requirement. Please make sure you and or your staff answer and...