ROLE: To make recommendations to CPCA Committees on specific time-sensitive policy issues.


Health Equity Task Force (reports to SPARC)

Co-Chairs:

Asa Satariano, CEO, South of Market Health Center
Thu Quach, Chief Deputy of Administration, Asian Health Services
Staff:
Liz Oseguera, Associate Director, Policy
Support Staff:
Mara Melendez, Sr. Administrative Assistant

  • Identify, discuss, and work towards resolving the disparities exacerbated by COVID 19.
  • Support the advancement of health equity for special populations adversely affected by COVID-19.

Managed Care Task Force (reports to Government Programs) 

Chair:

Alvaro Fuentes, CEO, Community Clinic Consortium of Contra Costa and Solano
Staff: 
Trong Le. Assistant Director of Policy
Support Staff: 
Charlotte Reische, Administrative Coordinator

  • Managed Care health plan contracts
  • Monitor concerns and changes in the Medi-Cal Managed Care environment and provide CPCA with guidance on responding to these developments

Resources

Medicaid Managed Care: Lots Of Unanswered Questions (Part 1)
Medicaid Managed Care: Lots Of Unanswered Questions (Part 2)


Supplemental Payment Pool Task Force (reports to Govt. Programs)

Chair:

Caleb Sandford, COO, Tiburcio Vasquez
Staff:
Andie Patterson, VP of Government Affairs
Support Staff:
N/A

  • Forum to work through the details with DHCS on how the distribution of the Supplemental Payment Pool works and then monitor the progress of the SPP.
  • Inform the methodology and the structure of the Equity Redistribution structure and help to ensure as many CHCs are participating as possible.
  • Prepare for the future of the SPP and strategize how to grow the SPP fund.

Telehealth Clinical Task Force

Chair:
TBD
Staff:
Beth Malinowski, Director of Government Affairs and Trong Le, Assistant Director, Policy
Support Staff:
Mara Melendez, Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Drawing on the expertise from CHC clinical and quality leaders, this group will run throughout 2021’s legislative cycle to support telehealth legislative efforts.
  • This year, state legislative conversations are expected to take a clinical focus. This group will be prepare CPCA staff and advocates to have the data, example, and information they need to best advance this top priority.