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The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend non-opioid analgesics as first line agents to manage acute dental pain.  Examples of non-opioid analgesics include non...
Your perinatal patients might be eligible for a no-cost home visiting program. Most programs span from the first/second trimester of pregnancy to nine months post-delivery and include nine engagement points with a parent coach...
Your Medi-Cal patients are eligible for a free or low-cost cell phone and wireless services through the federally funded Lifeline Program. SafeLink Wireless, offers FREE smart phones, unlimited talk and text with 3GB of data...
On March 31 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a review of in vitro study findings showing increased risk of arrhythmias in patients with heart disease who are taking lamotrigine.   The FDA...
Are you having a hard time communicating with members/patients? L.A. Care offers in-person interpreter services. Next time you have a member scheduled to come in, do not forget that Free Interpreter Services are available for...
The dangers of hate, racism and bigotry grow more apparent every day and the need for local action could not be more urgent. You play a key role in not only reporting hate crimes but also educating your colleagues and patients...
Your perinatal patients might be eligible for no-cost doula services. A doula provides physical and emotional support before, during, and after birth. Women who enroll in doula services are more likely to have a good birth...
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) releases monthly Drug Utilization Review (DUR) articles which provide timely and relevant information on drug-specific therapy issues. The California Medi-Cal Drug Use Review (DUR...
The Health Education Department is pleased to announce the launch of new online health education programs for direct line of business members with asthma, diabetes, and high-risk pregnancy. The programs leverage existing...
L.A. Care is pleased to announce that beginning in Spring 2021, the Provider Opportunity Report (POR), which provides a snapshot of provider performance on key HEDIS measures, will be available monthly. The new report will...