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The Department of Health Services (DHCS) releases monthly Drug Utilization Review (DUR) articles which provide timely and relevant information impacting providers and their patients. L.A. Care is sharing the latest release from...
The Trump Administration released its Public Charge Final Rule announcing it will take effect October 15. This rule is changing immigration policy that had been in place for more than a hundred years, and will adversely impact...
L.A. Care CEO John Baackes was recognized recently as a Community Health Champion at Eisner Health’s 2nd Annual Promise of Care Community Health Champions Luncheon. The event honored individuals who have greatly impacted...
With May being the national month for mental health awareness, it's a good time to learn about and discuss available resources for both patients and providers. Nearly one in five U.S. adults experience a mental illness in a...
Health Homes is a new Medi-Cal benefit set to start in Los Angeles County on July 1 that may benefit your patients.  L.A. Care's Health Homes program will provide team-based, in-person care management and care...
To ensure an accurate reading, it is a best practice to take a patient's blood pressure again if it is elevated initially.  Taking it one more time at the end of the visit when your patient is more relaxed could make a...
Hormonal changes, physical changes, and stress are contributing factors in developing postpartum depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in nine women experience symptoms of postpartum...
The Department of Health Services (DHCS) releases monthly Drug Utilization Review (DUR) articles which provide timely and relevant information impacting providers and their patients. Links to a selection of DUR releases...
As you know, it's important for people taking attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) prescription medications to receive regular follow-up care to ensure that their prescriptions are working as they should. The...
Effective April 22, 2019 The Los Angeles County (LAC) Department of Public Health (DPH) has recently confirmed five (5) cases of measles. All of the cases were adults, the majority were unvaccinated and two had recently...