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Effective January 1, 2024 enrollment requests to Kaiser Permanente is managed by Health Care Options. To learn more, call Health Care Options Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1-800-430-4263 (TTY: 1- 800-430-7077) if you are an active Kaiser Member and need assistance, contact Kaiser Member Services.

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  • HPSM Earns Two Prestigious Awards from DHCS

    At the 2023 California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Quality and Health Equity Conference on October 18, HPSM received two prestigious awards.

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  • NCQA Names HPSM One of California's Top-rated Medicaid Plans

    On September 15, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) published its 2023 health plan ratings, naming HPSM one of the top-rated Medicaid plans based on quality of care, member satisfaction and plans' efforts to improve.

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  • HPSM Medi-Cal Earns NCQA Accreditation

    On June 9, 2023, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) awarded Health Plan Accreditation to HPSM for the organization’s Medicaid (Medi-Cal) line of business.

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  • How a Managed Care Plan Helped a Young Man Move Out of a Nursing Home

    This is the story of how HPSM used our services under CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) to help a Medi-Cal member with a traumatic brain injury who cannot walk or talk transition out of a nursing facility and into the community.

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  • HPSM Provides Major Funding for County-wide K-12 “Vision To Learn” Program

    Representatives from the County of San Mateo, the Health Plan of San Mateo, the Sobrato Family and Vision To Learn celebrated the launch of a County of San Mateo-wide program to provide school-based vision services to kids in underserved communities. Over the coming two school years, 3,000 kids will be helped by Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization which provides the glasses children need to succeed in school and in life.

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  • HPSM Selects Upward Health To Provide Home-Based Care

    Upward Health’s HomeAdvantage contract to provide home-based, whole-person health services to CareAdvantage enrollees of the Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) in California began in January 2022. The CareAdvantage program serves residents of San Mateo County with complex medical, behavioral, and social challenges who are eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program).

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  • San Mateo Daily Journal Reports on HPSM's New CEO

    On February 17, 2022, the San Mateo Daily Journal published an article about Patrick Curran being appointed HPSM's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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  • Health Plan of San Mateo Rated 4 out of 5 in NCQA’s 2021 Medicaid Health Plan Ratings

    In September 2021, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) released its 2021 Health Plan Ratings. Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) received 4 out of 5 in NCQA’s Medicaid Health Plan Ratings for 2021.

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  • HPSM's Community Care Settings Program Featured on KALW Public Radio

    KALW radio’s award-winning news program, Crosscurrents, aired a special segment on HPSM’s Community Care Settings Program (CCSP) on Thursday, September 2nd. The segment featured excerpts from an interview with Kojo, an HPSM member that CCSP has helped. Click below to listen to the program online.

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  • RIC Profiles CCSP in "Social Determinants of Health" Brief

    In March 2021, Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) published a brief that includes a profile of HPSM's Community Care Settings Program.

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  • San Mateo Daily Journal reports on HPSM / SMC Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic

    Drive-thru clinic for in-home service workers and HPSM members 65+ aims to vaccinate 2,000 people a day through February 5th, 2021

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  • Community Care Settings Program featured in The Hill

    Influential political newspaper The Hill recently published an article about HPSM’s Community Care Settings Program (CCSP).

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  • Good Press for Community Care Settings Program

    CCSP has helped more than 190 people move from skilled nursing facilities into their own homes, empowering them to be active, engaged community members.

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  • San Mateo Daily Journal Profiles HPSM

    HPSM officially started 30 years ago this month, and the San Mateo Daily Journal helped us celebrate with a feature article about our history and accomplishments.

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  • Stanford University praises Community Care Settings Pilot

    CCSP has helped dozens of our older members with multiple chronic conditions move from nursing facilities back into their own homes. An article in Stanford Social Innovation Review praised HPSM's innovative program for improving people’s quality of life while greatly cutting healthcare costs.

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  • CHCS Profiles Community Care Settings Pilot Program

    This CHCS profile details HPSM's experiences as a participant in California’s Cal MediConnect financial alignment demonstration. The profile focuses on HPSM's implementation of a pilot program to transition dually-eligible individuals in nursing facilities back to community living and help those at risk of nursing home placement remain in the community.

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