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It's been 21 years since L.A. Care received its Knox-Keene license, and began operations as a Medi-Cal health plan for Los Angeles County. Today, with 2.2 million members and nearly 2,000 employees, L.A. Care is recognized...
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has announced that they will distribute the new Medicare cards to California beneficiaries from April to June 2018. During this time, L.A. Care will begin updating its...
As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, L.A. Care is sharing some of the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.   The guideline...
Are your patients in need of substance use treatment services?  If alcohol or drug use is negatively impacting their health, relationships, work, school or home life, they can call the Department of Public Health's ...
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...
Some topics are hard to discuss with patients. No one enjoys talking to someone about sensitive issues like losing weight, opioid use or quitting smoking, especially when you expect an emotional response. You might be...
We know it’s not too late to vaccinate, especially during this deadly flu season. Please let your patients know that L.A. Care covers both the Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccinations. We have some information below to assist...
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) administers several programs that now have open application cycles for loan repayment assistance, training and grant opportunities.  These programs are...
You can help your patients protect their health and avoid health care fraud or abuse. If your patient reports their member ID has been lost or stolen, here are some ways to assist them:   Check medical records to make...
  L.A. Care’s Physician Leadership Program is designed to equip physicians with tangible leadership and management skills to effect change within their health centers, and improve patient care and health outcomes. ...