ROLE: To handle unanticipated, time-sensitive issues that warrant short-term management and resolution. Once resolved, the workgroup(s) would discontinue.

Behavioral Health (reports to Government Programs)

Chair: Sara Gavin, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, COmmuniCare Health Centers
Staff: Liz Oseguera, Associate Director of Policy
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez, Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Monitor implementation of the behavioral health Medi-Cal managed care carve in and address outstanding issues with the system transition as they arise
  • Keep members informed of the moving parts in the behavioral health expansion and identify ways to improve the system of care
  • Monitor the development and implementation of the 1115 Waiver Drug Medi-Cal amendment and report to 1115 Waiver work group
  • Inform policy recommendations and priorities related to behavioral health integration

Licensing/OSHPD 3 (reports to Government Programs)

Chair: David Lavine, Policy/Comms. Director, Health Alliance of Northern California (HANC)
Staff: Trong Le, Assistant Director of Policy
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez, Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Identify health center challenges related to licensure, including the application process and requirements, and solutions to mitigate such challenges
  • Mitigation efforts may include seeking clarification and/or negotiating with CDPH and OSHPD, challenging existing requirements through the state’s regulation process, and when necessary, supporting legislation to change the law

Physician Licensing and Billing Workgroup (reports to Workforce Committee)

Chair: Dr. Lisa Ward, Chief Medical Officer, Santa Rosa Community Health
Staff: Nataly Diaz
Support Staff: Nicole Key

  • Identify strategies to address concerns with the implementation of SB 798 (Hill, 2017).
  • As needed, explore and provide direction to staff regarding other physician licensing and billing challenges involving the California Medical Board and/or Department of Health Care Services.

 


Pharmacy Workgroup (reports to Legislative Committee)

Chair: Tim Fraser, VP of Government Affairs, Health Center Partners of Southern California
Staff: Andie Patterson & Beth Malinowski
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez

  • Discuss the transition of pharmacy benefit from Medi-Cal managed care
  • Strategize how to preserve 340B resources
  • Vet and develop solutions to preserve 340B resourcs
  • As needed, explore and provide direction to staff regarding other physician licensing and billing challenges involving the California Medical Board and/or Department of Health Care Services.

Supporting Black Communities Workgroup (reports to SPARC)

Chair: Dr. Hakeem Adeniyi, CMO, SNAHC
Staff: Liz Oseguera, Associate Director, Policy
Support Staff: Mara Melendez, Sr. Administrative Assistant

  •  Keep members informed of CPCA’s activities to address the health inequities and social disparities black communities are facing, including activities with state and federal partners.
  •  Monitor policy developments relating to addressing the health and social inequities facing black communities and policies that uplift the health and well-being of black communities
  •  Inform CPCA policy recommendations and priorities to meet the needs of, and support, black communities

Unity Workgroup

Chair: Sherry Hirota, CEO, Asian Health Services
Staff: Ginger Smith, VP of Member Relations
Support Staff: Heather Barclay, Executive Assistant

  • Build unity among members while respecting differences/diversity of perspectives.
  • Reflect on what works and what processes can be improved through collaboration and communication. 
  • Improve processes that facilitate overall effectiveness of Association mission, advocacy, and achievement of strategic goals.