The Policy Café breakfast series brings together clinics, policymakers, community leaders, researchers and other stakeholders for quarterly discussions on the issues impacting Los Angeles County’s health care landscape. From sessions on state issues to debates at the federal level, and discussions on life after health care reform, the series drives dialogue on today’s hot topics. No podium. No PowerPoint. Just frank conversation.
Virtually There: Closing the Gaps for Telehealth Access in Medi-Cal
Senior Policy Director
California Pan Ethnic Health Network
Senior Manager of Community Grants and Public Affairs
President & CEO
Health care providers rapidly transformed how they provide care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including implementation of telehealth to ensure access to care while keeping patients and staff safe. Telehealth has helped patients overcome barriers to care, such as transportation, child care, and getting time away from work. It has also been instrumental in maintaining and expanding behavioral health access.
Stakeholders have engaged the state on Medi-Cal telehealth policy, from ensuring protections for patients to temporarily securing the ability for providers to use and be reimbursed for telehealth services during the pandemic and then advocating to make telehealth flexibilities permanent. Telehealth in Medi-Cal is here to stay, but there is much work left to do. Join us for a timely discussion with Cary Sanders, Senior Policy Director at the California Pan Ethnic Health Network, and Stephanie Landrum-Hall, Senior Manager of Community Grants and Public Affairs at Health Net, as we explore the state of Medi-Cal telehealth policy, what gaps remain, and how we work together collectively to ensure patients remain at the center of the conversation.
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Date & Time: June 3, 2022 at 9:00 – 10:30 am
Capacity may be limited.
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