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.

Workforce Budget Task Force (reports to Workforce Committee) 

Chair: Vernita Todd, Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at San Ysidro Health
CPCA Staff Lead:
Nataly Diaz, Deputy Director of Workforce Development 

  • Share state policy and health workforce expertise to successfully advance $200M CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates workforce budget ask. 
  • Strategize outreach and engagement with policymakers, partners, and state government agencies to support CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates' proposal.
  • Offer feedback on CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates workforce budget campaigns, toolkits, advocacy materials, and letters targeting the attention and support of the Newsom Administration and California State Legislature.