State of Reform Reports on L.A. Care's New Partnership with UCLA

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

State of Reform featured L.A. Care's newest partnership in "L.A. Care and UCLA Health announce agreement to serve Medi-Cal patients". Yesterday, the two entities signed an agreement that will open access to specialized tertiary and quaternary care services like complex surgery, cancer treatment and intensive care services at UCLA's highly-regarded Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica for Medi-Cal patients. 

We're pleased to bring expanded access to high-quality health care to our Medi-Cal members. UCLA is always ranked among the top hospital systems in the country, and now our members will benefit from that expertise.

--John Baackes
CEO, L.A. Care 

In addition to specialized care, the agreement provides that 3,500 L.A. Care Medi-Cal patients will be eligible to receive primary care services from UCLA Medical Group. 


About L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan serves more than 2.2 million members in Los Angeles County, making it the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country. L.A. Care offers four health coverage plans including Medi-CalL.A. Care Covered™L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and the PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan, all dedicated to being accountable and responsive to members. As a public entity, L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for L.A. County's vulnerable and low-income communities, and to support the safety net required  to achieve that purpose. L.A. Care prioritizes quality, access and inclusion, elevating health care for all of L.A. County. For more information, visit or follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.



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