Sacramento E-Consult Coalition

Payer Collaboration

Sacramento patients and providers are in the midst of a crisis that impacts access to care.

E-consults can help bridge this gap. Medi-Cal managed care organizations (MCOs) in the Sacramento metropolitan area 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. The Sacramento E-Consult Coalition is a group of community health centers, health systems, independent practice associations 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 platform costs and specialist fees to make the service available to all providers, their Medi-Cal managed care and uninsured 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;
  • Shared tracking of progress and modeling of outcomes to sustain adoption; and
  • Opportunity for local specialists to engage in responding to primary care provider questions.

Join the Sacramento E-Consult Coalition

  • Your organization is invited to join us for a Sacramento/North Rural Lunch and Learn at the Sierra Health Foundation, May 10, 12-1 PT
  • Please join us for a session on E-Consult and Telehealth Tools to address Mental Health Needs on May 24 from 12-1 PT. Register here.
  • To join the SREC or learn more, contact

Primary Care Provider Organization Role

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

Program Materials

Sacramento E-Consult Coalition Participants

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Aetna
  • CommuniCare
  • ConferMED
  • El Dorado Community Health Center
  • Elica Health
  • Harmony Health
  • Imperial Health Holdings
  • Molina Health
  • Nivano Physicians Group
  • ONE Community Health
  • Partnership HealthPlan
  • Peach Tree Healthcare
  • River City Medical Group
  • Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC)
  • Wellspace Health

Meeting Recordings

Sacramento E-Consult Stakeholder Kickoff - 4/20/2022

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