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L.A. Care Health Plan is pleased to announce the promotion of James Kyle, MD, to the new position of Chief of Equity and Quality Medical Director.  Dr. Kyle joined L.A. Care as Medical Director for Quality Improvement (QI...
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has once again awarded L.A. Care the 2021 Multicultural Health Care Distinction (MHC), which was first received in 2013.   L.A. Care has since successfully earned it...
Providers are the most trusted source of vaccine information and advice.  For that reason, please use every in-person visit to educate and vaccinate patients 6 months and older against the flu. This is also an opportunity...
L.A. Care’s 2021 Population Needs Assessment used demographic and utilization data, health appraisal data, and member input to assess health education, cultural and linguistic, and other health care needs. Key findings include...
Delivering a difficult diagnosis is not easy for your patients or for you. This can be more difficult than you think because you are left wondering, “Did I explain it correctly? Or does my patient have a support system in place...
Voluntary Recall of Varenicline (Chantix) Due to Nitrosamine The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) releases monthly Drug Utilization Review (DUR) articles which provide timely and relevant information on drug-specific...
  Effective January 1, 2022, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect members can get up to a 100-day supply at one time for many prescription drugs. The extended supply of medications can be filled at certain network retail pharmacies...
In an effort to help better serve our L.A. Care Provider Network, L.A. Care has contracted with Change Healthcare to become the exclusive clearinghouse for the submission of all your Electronic Data Interchange claims (EDI)....
L.A. Care’s 2021 Population Needs Assessment used demographic and utilization data, health appraisal data, and member input to assess health education, cultural and linguistic, and other health care needs. As based on Health...
While much of California is returning to some sense of normalcy after more than a year of battling COVID-19, it’s important to know that the pandemic is not over. In fact, the number of cases and hospitalizations have continued...