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Partnership HealthPlan of California Commission (“commission”) is a multi-county commission that has created a managed health care plan for Medi-Cal recipients. The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the County of Humboldt to join the existing commission. This will allow the implementation of a county organized health system in Humboldt County as authorized by Welfare and Institutions Code § 14087.54. (Ord. 2501, § 1, 05/14/2013)

The commission has a proven record of improving health care access to its members, who are Medi-Cal recipients, and improving Medi-Cal reimbursement rates to health care providers. The commission links each member with a primary care provider and has been successful in reducing inappropriate use of emergency rooms, providing appropriate levels of inpatient care for its members, developing innovative case management programs and arranging for the provision of an enhanced level of local health care services. (Ord. 2501, § 1, 05/14/2013)

The commission will negotiate an exclusive contract with the California Department of Health Care Services authorizing the expansion of the Partnership HealthPlan of California into Humboldt County. This expansion is expected to occur on or about June 1, 2013. (Ord. 2501, § 1, 5/14/2013)