"We're celebrating Medi-Cal's proud legacy of providing access to affordable quality healthcare," said Dr. Brad Gilbert, IEHP chief executive officer. "The program's achievements have not only have improved the well-being of many beneficiaries but actually improved health in our local communities."
Since 1965, Medi-Cal has served as a critical safety net for California's most vulnerable populations. It has helped create healthier communities and protected public health by providing care for tens-of-millions of Californians who – despite their critical health care needs – would not otherwise have access to a doctor, hospital care, immunization, nursing home care, prenatal care and other necessary services.
"The Local Health Plans of California is a proud sponsor and partner of this event to help shine a light on the positive impact of Medi-Cal in our local communities" said Brianna Lierman, CEO of Local Health Plans of California. "This event, and others like it across the state, are raising awareness about what Medi-Cal, and the organizations and providers who serve and support it locally, are doing to help make communities healthier and safer."
The 50th Anniversary event will also help highlight the important role of local health plans in administering Medi-Cal. Local health plans were created 20 years ago, in an effort to further Medi-Cal's mission. These plans operate as not-for-profit public benefit organizations and are created by local communities—counties, clinics and other safety net partners—to ensure Medi-Cal managed care beneficiaries have access to care delivery through mission-driven and publicly accountable health plans.
IEHP is one of the 16 not-for-profit local health plans providing access to high quality Medi-Cal health care services to patients in their local communities. IEHP serves 1.25 million of Riverside and San Bernardino counties Medi-Cal managed care beneficiaries annually, and provides doctor services, hospital services, prescription drugs, behavioral/mental health (including Autism)
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IEHP, Inland Empire Health Plan, is a not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. With a network of over 5,000 providers and more than 1,800 employees, IEHP serves nearly 1.25 million residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are enrolled in Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect Plan (Medicare), or the Healthy Kids Program. Through a dynamic partnership with providers, award-winning service and innovative products, IEHP is fully committed to providing members with quality, accessible and wellness based healthcare services.
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SOURCE Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)