CenCal Health Provides High Quality of Care For Low-Income Residents in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties

November 08, 2016

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Calif., December 18, 2018 This year, CenCal Health rated in the top 10% of Medicaid plans nationally for 9 areas of care in the most recent State ratings. This marks CenCal Health’s best overall performance over the past 15 years we have been measuring quality. “CenCal Health is proud of our providers for offering high-quality and preventive care for patients,” said Bob Freeman, CEO of CenCal Health. “We are thrilled with this year’s results and will use the information to identify strategies to achieve better health outcomes in our community.”

In Santa Barbara, excellent results were achieved in postpartum care and in several aspects of diabetes care. In San Luis Obispo, high performance was achieved in diabetes care, and in monitoring body weight for children and adolescents.

CenCal Health provides health coverage for nearly 178,000 members in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, insuring the most people on the Central Coast. Operating in the community for 33 years, CenCal Health partners with most local providers, hospitals, and nonprofit agencies to better serve their patients and coordinate care for the low income residents of our counties.

If you would like to learn more about these services, visit CenCal Health’s website at www.cencalhealth.org or call (800) 421-2560. Detailed results from our performance are available on the CenCal Health website at www.cencalhealth.org/providers/quality-of-care/hedis.

1The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) adopts NCQA’s HEDIS® Medicaid 90th percentile as its High Performance Level (HPL). HEDIS is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

About CenCal Health

CenCal Health provides health insurance for approximately 20 percent of residents in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. CenCal Health coverage is accepted by the vast majority of local health care providers. CenCal Health also provides education and assistance to its members in order to reduce potential health problems from chronic illness such as diabetes and asthma. For more information, visit www.cencalhealth.org or find CenCal Health on Facebook.

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