Advancing Health Equity through Systems Transformation and Payment Reform: Improving Collection, Reporting, and Utilization of Beneficiary Demographic Data

Publisher: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Number of Pages: 4

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We are pleased to share several new mini-briefs highlighting CPEHN’s recommendations for ways to advance health equity as part of California’s “Medi-Cal Healthier California for All” (MHCFA) framework These briefs are in response to several MHCFA proposals discussed as part of the Population Health, Enhanced Care Management/In Lieu of Services and Behavioral Health Integration work groups.

Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) and providers can improve health care quality and advance health equity by strengthening self-reported granular data collection, reporting, and utilization of Medi-Cal beneficiary demographic data (e.g. race, ethnicity, language, functional disability, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity) and implementing quality improvement activities to address identified disparities.