California’s CalAIM initiative is a significant step forward in reshaping healthcare through a multiyear Medi-Cal reform effort. The program, spanning five years, aims to enhance care for millions enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s safety-net health insurance program. While anecdotal evidence suggests positive patient outcomes after two years, providers face challenges adapting to the holistic care approach, including issues related to resource capacity and redundant processes. The fast-paced implementation by the state and health plans adds complexity, requiring creative thinking and coordinated resource management for successful execution.
Ali Modaressi shares key strategies that he believes can make CalAim a success.
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