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According to the Department of Health Care Services monthly Drug Utilization Review, on September 23, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required an update of the boxed warning for all benzodiazepine medications. The...
Marked Opening with Drive-Thru Food Pantry L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan have added a fifth Community Resource Center to its growing network of jointly-operated resource centers...
Your Medi-Cal patients can now access the searchable online version of their L.A. Care Medi-Cal Member Handbook. It has been edited and reformatted to be more accessible on digital devices, including cell phones. Official...
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. Diabetes is a complex condition that...
Grants are a Part of the Health Plan’s $155 Million Elevating the Safety Net Initiative L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, has announced its second round of Residency Support Program...
Providers are the most trusted source of vaccine information and advice. It’s more important than ever to encourage your patients to get the flu vaccine. Together, we can avoid a ‘twindemic’ of high rates of both COVID-19 and...
L.A. Care Health Plan, serving more than 2.2 million Angelenos from low-income and marginalized communities, strongly opposes the disruption of and any attempt to defund the United States Postal Service (USPS). We see the...
The Initial Health Assessment (IHA) is one of the most important services providers can offer members, especially during the COVID pandemic.  Providers are encouraged to continue offering and completing the IHA and all...
As we face an unprecedented pandemic, it feels strange to look back on the past year in review. Was there a time pre-COVID? But, from supporting our members’ social needs to adding value to our provider network, the building...
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. Ranitidine Recall, April 2020 The U.S. Food...