CalOptima

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To better support continuity of care for current members and to provide an additional coverage option for Orange County residents, CalOptima is working, for the first time, toward offering a health plan option through Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace where residents can find affordable, quality coverage and potentially …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for March 20 through March 26 include improving CalOptima, remembering Sam Sachs, and passport services at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder. Top Ten Stories for March 20 through March 26 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): CalOptima …continue reading

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CalOptima unveiled a transformative 5-year strategic plan to bring unprecedented levels of services to Medi-Cal patients. At a press conference this morning, CalOptima presented the new vision for member services, which is designed to bring new, standard-setting levels of care to patients under its care. CalOptima is the single largest …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for January 02 through January 08 include fatal accidents in Long Beach, early release of violent criminals, and COVID-19 closures. Top Ten Stories for January 02 through January 08 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Single-vehicle …continue reading

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CalOptima will now be able to serve the under-resourced residents of Orange County even better with the January 1, 2022, start of California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) — California’s ambitious statewide effort to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for Medi-Cal members. A five-year initiative from the …continue reading

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During a special session held last week, CalOptima’s Board of Directors (Board) took action on several items that reinforce the agency’s commitment to serving Orange County’s vulnerable population of low-income residents. In addition to extending pilot programs for members experiencing homelessness, such as Clinical Field Teams and shelter-based health services, …continue reading

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The CalOptima Board of Directors announced that Richard Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer of the publicly funded agency that provides health care coverage for low-income children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities, will retire in November. Sanchez served as an interim and permanent CEO of CalOptima since April 2020. He was …continue reading

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Reflecting a longstanding commitment to quality, CalOptima is proud that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) renewed the agency’s Medi-Cal accreditation for three years, through July 27, 2024. NCQA Accreditation means that health plan operations meet rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement. CalOptima received a perfect 100% …continue reading