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

  • Task Forces typically address time sensitive policy issues and may make informal recommendations to whichever Committee the Task Force reports up to. 
  • Task Forces meet as determined by the Chair and staff; sometimes monthly or quarterly depending on the groups’ needs.

Managed Care Task Force (reports to Government Programs Committee) 

Chair: Warren Brodine, CEO, Eisner Health
CPCA Staff Lead: Beth Malinowski, Director of Government Affairs
CPCA Support Staff: Mara Melendez, Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Managed Care health plan contracts
  • Monitor concerns and changes in the Medi-Cal Managed Care environment and provide guidance on responding to developments
  • Monitor and respond to the state's Cal AIM implementation plan

Resources

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


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

Chair: Dean Germano, CEO, Shasta Health
CPCA Staff Lead: Andie Patterson, SVP of Strategic Integration & System Impact
CPCA Support Staff: Victoria Gomez, Executive Assistant
  • 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 (reports to Clinicians Committee)

Chair: Dr. Janine Bera, MD, CMO, WellSpace Health
CPCA Staff Lead: Beth Malinowski, Director of Government Affairs
CPCA Support Staff: Mara Melendez, Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Drawing on the expertise from CHC clinical and quality leaders, this group will run through the 2022 legislative cycle to support telehealth legislative efforts.
  • This group will prepare CPCA staff and advocates to have the data, example, and information they need to best advance this top priority.