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Make sure your physician office or clinic is enrolled and trained in CAIR2, the California Immunization Registry, so you can enter your immunization records!   Remember, Childhood Immunization Status (CIS) and Immunizations...
L.A. Care Health Plan offers its members a Nurse Advice Line (NAL) service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A team of registered nurses is available to answer any health-related questions. L.A. Care members can access this service...
L.A. Care was recently recognized by the National Medical Fellowships (NMF) for excellence in healthcare leadership as part of its annual 2017 Los Angeles Champion of Health Awards. Chief Medical Officer Richard Seidman, M.D....
The uplifting new design will unify L.A. Care's identity and ensure internal and external messaging is clear and consistent. Building on the common nickname of L.A. as the “City of Angels,” the use of wings as the creative is a...
Overuse of prescription opioid medication has become one of the fastest growing public health concerns in the United States, with associated deaths quadrupling since 1999. Opioid misuse can lead to tolerance, dependence,...
Every year, L.A. Care uses the Health Care Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) to measure the quality of health care our members receive. HEDIS® measures the care and service provided by health plans. The majority of...
In April 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final regulations (Final Rule) to strengthen the Medicaid managed care requirements. The Final Rule:  Standardizes key rules in Medicaid...
L.A. Care recently held the grand opening of its newest Family Resource Center (FRC) in Palmdale. The FRC celebrated with two events: a ribbon cutting ceremony and a community celebration. The Palmdale FRC is L.A. Care’s fifth...
As part of L.A. Care’s Enterprise Goal of increasing our National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation score, our Quality Improvement Department is promoting a HEDIS® Made Easy course for providers. This course...
As part of L.A. Care’s external 20th Anniversary Celebration held recently at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, CEO John Baackes unveiled a plan to contribute $20 million over five years. The recipient is Brilliant...