Behavioral Health (reports to Government Programs)

Chair: Deena Lahn, VP of Health Policy & Advocacy, SFCCC
Staff: Liz Oseguera
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez

  • 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: Warren Brodine, President & CEO, Eisner Health
Staff: Elle Grant
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez

  • 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.


Unity Workgroup

Chair: Naomi Fuchs, CEO, Santa Rosa Community Health Center
Staff: Carmela Castellano-Garcia
Support Staff: Heather Barclay

  • 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. 

Workforce Budget

Chair: Dean Germano, CEO, Shasta Community Health Center
Staff: Beth Malinowski
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez

  • Provide direction and guidance to staff regarding CPCA's future state budget proposals on workforce investments, focusing on the upcoming FY 20-21 California budget cycle.

Wrap Cap Pilots

Chair: Christina Noguera, CEO, Community Medical Centers
Staff: Andie Patterson
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez

  • Develop the wrap cap PMPM rate
  • Strategize how to partner with health plans and the Department of Health Care Services
  • Prepare for the necessary internal practice transitions necessary to implement a model that removes the face to face visit requirement
  • Comprised of members who are interested in constructing and participating in a payment reform demonstration