Press Releases

October 17, 2014

HealthCare Partners Signs Agreement with Health Net to Care for Cal MediConnect Patients in Los Angeles County

Robert Klein
HealthCare Partners

Brad Kieffer
Health Net 

TORRANCE, Calif. (October 17, 2014) – HealthCare Partners announced today it signed a provider agreement with Health Net Community Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., to care for Cal MediConnect patients in Los Angeles County. Health Net is one of five health plans in Los Angeles County participating in the state’s three-year demonstration to promote coordinated health care delivery to those eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal. 

“HealthCare Partners looks forward to bringing the benefits of our nationally recognized coordinated care model to this dual eligible population unaccustomed to having access to care under a single health plan,” said HealthCare Partners Chief Medical Officer Dinesh Kumar, M.D. “We are very pleased to work with Health Net to improve patient outcomes while lowering healthcare costs.”

HealthCare Partners will manage all medical care for patients in Cal MediConnect who select HealthCare Partners as their medical group, while also working with Health Net to help ensure patients receive the necessary long-term services and supports that may help them function independently in their homes and communities. Both organizations also bring extensive resources to the relationship to fully coordinate the behavioral health needs of this population.

“Health Net has long supported those in need of highly integrated care,” said Martha Smith, Health Net, Inc. chief dual program officer. “We are proud to work with HealthCare Partners to offer the necessary resources to meet the unique needs of Cal MediConnect beneficiaries.” 

The agreement is pending Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) approval.

About HealthCare Partners  
HealthCare Partners, LLC, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, manages and operates HealthCare Partners Medical Group along with organizations in Nevada, Florida, Arizona, and New Mexico. HealthCare Partners Medical Group has been named a top-performer by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), and has been recognized by health plans and business groups for medical leadership, the high quality of medical care delivered, operational effectiveness, and high rates of patient satisfaction. With more than 1,800 employed and affiliated primary care physicians and more than 4,500 employed and contracted specialists, HealthCare Partners cares for patients in Los Angeles, Long Beach, South Bay, the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area, the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, and Orange County. In addition to primary care doctors’ offices, HealthCare Partners provides medical services through urgent care centers, and offers a wide variety of support programs such as 24-hour telephone support, electronic medical records, free or low-cost health education classes, and special programs for chronic conditions. For more information, please visit www.healthcarepartners.com

About Health Net, Inc. 
Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.8 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs. 
For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit Health Net’s website at www.healthnet.com. 
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