L.A. CARE: New Enrollment Numbers and Other New Developments
L.A. Care Health Plan has released a fall update, including new enrollment numbers:
- Medi-Cal: L.A. Care's enrollment numbers in the Medi-Cal program increased slightly from September by 0.002% -- or 1,401 -- for a total of 615,685 Medi-Cal members. Currently, the plan has roughly 11,000 members on hold due to data flow issues in California's Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). Of the total number of new enrolles, L.A. Care's plan partner Blue Cross had the highest number of eligible members in October at 193,584.
- Healthy Families: Membership passed the 2,000 mark for L.A. Care for the Healthy Families plan program and as of October 1, its membership reached 2,206 -- an 11% increase over last month's tally.
- Plan Partner Contracts and Capitation Issues: As the renewal season approaches for the Medi-Cal Plan, L.A. Care announced that the Services Agreement Committee held its first meeting in September, and expect contract language to be finalized by December.
- Comprehensive Prenatal Services Program: To provide pregnant women with adequate services, L.A. Care's Health Promotion and Education Department and maternal health liaison will conduct eight seminars to instruct the staff of primary care physicians in taking prenatal assessments, modeled after the California Comprehensive Prenatal Services Program (CPSP).
- Community Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers: L.A. Care continues an ongoing dialogue with community clinics and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to help improve their services in managed care and boost enrollment.