The Central Valley Health Network’s February 2021 meeting featured a presentation on the Central Valley e-Consult Coalition work to support clinics and health systems in the region by providing no-cost access to electronic consult (e-consult) in order to improve Medi-Cal patient access to specialty care and enhance care coordination between primary providers and specialists. View…

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An observational cohort study published in the American Journal of Managed care examined administrative data of all veterans who received an e-consult across 41 specialties and 1269 VHA medical centers and clinical sites from 2012 to 2018. The authors found that the number of e-Consults increased by 309% for all specialties by 2018. It was found that…

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Senator Anna M. Caballero, 12th Senate District, California, has sponsored a bill requiring Medi-Cal to reimburse all participating primary care providers, including those who operate out of a federally qualified health center (FQHC) or rural health clinic (RHC) for e-consult services. Read SB 365 bill language here. To sign the E-Consult Workgroup letter of support for…

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The Central Valley E-Consult Coalition holds coalition roundtables each month. The December roundtable featured updates from our coalition participants on eConsult implementation, a discussion of goals for provider engagement and a presentation from eConsult Workgroup Clinical Advisor Delphine Tuot focused on provider engagement and workflow process improvement. View our December roundtable meeting summary.

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The Central Valley E-Consult Coalition holds monthly coalition roundtables to share program announcements and allow participants to share updates on eConsult implementation efforts. The January roundtable also featured a presentation on “E-Consult, Equity, and Patient Engagement” from Denise D. Payán, PhD, MPP, Community Health & Innovative Policy Lab, UC Merced. View a recording of this…

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CMMI Project CORE: Coordinating Optimal Referral Experiences https://www.aamc.org/what-we-do/mission-areas/health-care/project-core

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California State Medicaid manual for provider delivery of telehealth including e-consult. https://files.medi-cal.ca.gov/pubsdoco/publications/masters-mtp/Part2/mednetele.pdf

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