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In 2020, L.A. Care surveyed Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) and Specialty Care Physicians (SCPs) about the adequacy of sharing clinical information. PCPs and SCPs felt their communication with one another was lacking and...
In 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Boxed Warning for benzodiazepines would be updated to include the serious risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence and withdrawal reactions....
National health awareness days and months provide great opportunities to learn about important health topics. Many organizations offer fun and informative events or special resources during these times. We're sharing some of...
L.A. Care supports its providers in their commitment to health equity. It is important as health care leaders to address social determinants of health, which often manifests as health disparities. Addressing health disparities...
Too many patients to keep track of when they’re due for their next vaccination?  We are here to help! CAIR2 has recently updated their system to allow clinics to generate contact lists for patients who are due for their...
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...