Special Briefing

Improving Care Management in Los Angeles: A Site Visit Overview
April 5, 2006


Eileen Salinsky, Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Judith D. Moore


This special briefing was designed for federal health policymakers participating in the National Health Policy Forum site visit to Los Angeles on April 18-20, 2006. It featured Thomas Garthwaite, MD, former director and chief medical officer of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services who spoke about the organization and financing of the county health care system, including past and current Medicaid waivers. His presentation also highlighted innovations in care management being utilized by county hospitals and clinics.

Related Materials

See also the Site Visit Report, "LA Story: Improving Care Management for the Chronically Ill and Chronically Underserved" (published August 30, 2006).

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