Publications

print share
Version HistoryVersion History

Title

Whole Person Care Program Successfully Navigated Around COVID-19 Challenges in 2020

Publication Topics

Publication Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date

2022-01-18T08:00:00Z

Author 1

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\u002fhealthpolicy.ucla.edu\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=94\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&amp;ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=94&amp;RootFolder=*">Nadereh Pourat, PhD</a>

Author 2

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\u002fhealthpolicy.ucla.edu\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=1576\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&amp;ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=1576&amp;RootFolder=*">Brenna O&#39;Masta, MPH</a>

Author 3

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\u002fhealthpolicy.ucla.edu\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=1418\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&amp;ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=1418&amp;RootFolder=*">Leigh Ann Haley, MPP</a>

Author 4

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\u002fhealthpolicy.ucla.edu\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=1419\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&amp;ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=1419&amp;RootFolder=*">Weihao Zhou, MS</a>

Author 5

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\u002fhealthpolicy.ucla.edu\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=1615\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&amp;ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=1615&amp;RootFolder=*">Emmeline Chuang, PhD</a>

Author 6

Author 7

Author 8

Author 9

Author 10

Author 11

Author 12

Author 13

Author 14

Abstract

Summary: California implemented the Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilot program under “Medi-Cal 2020,” a Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver program designed to coordinate the care of high-utilizing Medi-Cal beneficiaries across medical, behavioral health, and social service sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders began in mid-March 2020, during the last year of WPC implementation, and disrupted California’s plans to transition WPC enrollees into a new program under the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative. In this policy brief, authors examine the impact of the pandemic on WPC implementation, enrollment, and health service utilization. 

Findings: Authors found that all WPC Pilots reported at least some pandemic-related alterations to WPC implementation. Total enrollment increased in 2020, with lower rates of new enrollment and disenrollment. The mid-March shutdown also resulted in an initial decline in enrollee health service utilization. However, by the end of 2020, primary care and specialty services had reverted to pre-pandemic patterns, while emergency department and hospitalization rates remained lower than pre-pandemic rates. In this policy brief, authors discuss the implications of these findings for the transition to CalAIM and WPC evaluation.

Thumbnail

Article 1

Policy Brief: Whole Person Care Program Successfully Navigated Around COVID-19 Challenges in 2020

Article 2

Infographic: Whole Person Care Program Successfully Navigated Around COVID-19 Challenges in 2020

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Press Release

Related Link 1

A Snapshot of California’s Whole Person Care Pilot Program: Implementation Strategies and Enrollees

Related Link 2

Interim Evaluation of California's Whole Person Care (WPC) Program

Related Link 3

Related Link 4

Related Link 5

Related Link 6

Related Link 7

Related Link 8

Related Link 9

Related Link 10

Related Link 11

Related Link 12

Related Link 13

Related Link 14

Related Link 15

Related Link 16

Version: 8.0
Created at 1/7/2022 5:27 AM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste
Last modified at 1/18/2022 10:05 AM by Elaiza Torralba