Central Valley E-Consult Coalition

Payer Collaboration

Medi-Cal managed care organizations (MCOs) in California's Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties are working together to support clinics and health systems in the region by providing no-cost access to electronic consult (e-consult) to improve Medi-Cal patient access to specialty care and enhance care coordination between primary providers and specialists. The Central Valley E-Consult Coalition is a group of community health centers, health systems, independent practice associations, clinic networks and MCOs working together to create an inclusive program to address implementation needs, streamline referral workflows and improve patient/member experiences.

Unique Aspects of the Coalition 

  • Payer collaboration to cover e-consult costs to make the service available to all providers and patients;
  • Organizations working to resolve key issues and disseminate learnings to support program spread;
  • Provider champion sharing of the benefits and value proposition of e-consult to facilitate use; and
  • Shared tracking of progress and modeling of outcomes to sustain adoption.

Health Care Provider Role

  • Commit to participate in monthly Coalition Roundtables
  • Provide e-consult program team (clinician lead, referral program manager, and IT lead)
  • The health system will not be charged a fee for the platform or implementation support provided

Join the Central Valley E-Consult Coalition

  • All stakeholders are welcome to join our educational session on E-Consult and Telehealth Tools in Response to Behavioral and Mental Health Needs on May 17 from 12-1 PT. Register here.
  • The next CVEC Roundtable will take place on June 16 from 12-1 PT and will feature a discussion on e-consult tips and tricks for referral team members.
  • To join the CVEC or learn more, contact libby.sagara@bluepathhealth.com.

Program Materials

CA SB365: Primary Care Provider E-Consult Reimbursement

Coalition Overview

Roundtable Kickoff Presentation and Summary

ConferMED Platform Overview

Coalition Press Release

Central Valley E-Consult Coalition Participants List

  • Adventist Health
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Altura Health Centers
  • Aria Health Center
  • CalViva Health
  • Camarena Health
  • Central Valley Health Network
  • Clinica Sierra Vista
  • Community Regional Medical Center
  • Family HealthCare Network
  • Family HealthCare Network
  • Kings Winery Clinic
  • La Salle Medical Associates
  • Health Net
  • Omni Family Health
  • Sante Health
  • St. Agnes Medical Center
  • Tulare Family Health
  • United Health Centers
  • Valley Children's Hospital
  • Valley Health Team

Education Opportunities

Upcoming events:

  • Join us for an upcoming session on E-Consult and Telehealth Tools in Response to Behavioral and Mental Health Needs on May 17 from 12-1 PT. Register here.

View past events:

At the January Central Valley E-Consult Coalition Roundtable, we share examples of best practices for gastroenterology (GI) e-consults using ConferMed.

View Previous Central Valley E-Consult Roundtable Presentations

Central Valley E-Consult Newsletters