Briefs & Reports

Evaluation of the Office of Managed Care of the Los Angeles Department of Health Services

Pat Terrell
Terry Conway, MD

HMA conducted a comprehensive assessment of the operation of the Office of Managed Care and made recommendations regarding: its readiness to participate in the expanded managed care opportunities under pending health care program regulations and requirements; the extent to which the County may uniquely benefit from health care reform opportunities by continuing its operation under County governance; and the ability of the Department of Health Service to retain its patient base as well as serve in an expanded capacity as a medical home and compete with the private sector for new managed care enrollment.