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Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Health Plan Launches Health Homes Program to Help Improve Access to HealthCare


Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Health Plan is launching a new Health Homes
Program as part of its commitment to increase access to quality care and
help improve the health of the people and communities it serves. The
program is designed to serve eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries with
multiple chronic conditions or severe mental illness who have frequent
hospital or emergency room visits, or who are homeless and may benefit
from enhanced care management and coordination.

"At Anthem, we view the Health Homes Program as an innovative model for
the future of healthcare collaboration in California that will provide
greater access to coordinated care," said Steve Melody, Anthem Blue
Cross Medi-Cal Health Plan President. "It is a blueprint of how Anthem
can support Medi-Cal providers in managing not only the medical
determinants of health, but also the social determinants in our
communities by successfully partnering with local county organizations."

Anthem will partner with community clinics and community-based
organizations to provide a full range of services to address needs
related to physical health, behavioral health, and community-based
long-term services and supports. A care coordinator will be assigned and
responsible for providing comprehensive care coordination across health
providers and can assist in finding and applying for community programs
and services, such as food and housing.

In July, Anthem will be one of the first two plans in the state to
introduce the State-sponsored program in San Francisco County. San
Francisco Health Plan will also begin providing services through the
program in July, and has worked closely with Anthem and the State
Department of Healthcare Services to prepare for this implementation.
Anthem is also piloting a limited version of the program in Alameda
County in partnership with Alameda Care Connect beginning in July, and
in 2019, plans to expand the program to Fresno, Sacramento, Santa Clara,
Tulare, and Los Angeles Counties.

For more information about the Health Homes Program, visit the California
Department of Health Care Services website

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