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California Quality Collaborative

PBGH created the California Quality Collaborative (CQC), a health care improvement program dedicated to helping care teams gain the expertise, infrastructure and tools they need to advance care quality, be patient-centered, improve efficiency and thrive in today’s rapidly changing environment.

The program is dedicated to advancing the quality and efficiency of the health care delivery system across all payers, and its multiple initiatives bring together providers, health plans, state and purchasers to align goals and take action to improve the value of health care for Californians.

 

 

Program Contact

Crystal Eubanks
Senior Director, Care Redesign
ceubanks@pbgh.org

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Programs and Initiatives


PBGH has developed a set of Advanced Primary Care attributes used by payers, providers and health care purchasers to incentivize high-quality, lower-cost primary care with patients at the center of every interaction.


The CalHIVE (Health-Impact-Value-Engagement) Network is a two-year improvement collaborative providing technical assistance to clinicians to improve remote chronic disease management of patients with diabetes and asthma within the primary care setting.


Behavioral Health Integration

Read More about Behavioral Health Integration

PBGH is supporting the development of tools and systems that can enhance the continuity and coordination of physical and mental health in the primary care setting.


Building Capacity for Improvement

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The California Quality Collaborative (CQC) offers a variety of educational and training initiatives focused on building knowledge and skills in delivery system improvement.


Practice Transformation Initiative

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The Practice Transformation Initiative (PTI) was a four-year initiative that engaged 4,800 clinicians statewide contracted with provider organizations to improve measures of cost, quality and patient experience.

Resources

Behavioral Health Integration Improvement Collaborative Curriculum

For health care provider organizations looking to integrate behavioral health services and primary care.

Past Events and Training

May 25, 2022

CQC Webinar – Behavioral Health Integration: Telehealth Promising Practices

Hear on-the-ground lessons around behavioral health integration, and understand opportunities around effective virtual care.

March 30, 2022

CQC Webinar – Advanced Primary Care: Piloting Practice Level Measurement

A webinar describing the next step in California’s journey to scale high quality, efficient and patient-centered primary care, also known as Advanced Primary Care (APC).

October 14, 2021

CQC Webinar: Increase Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Screening

Part of our ongoing Accelerated Integrated Care Series, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood and have been linked to more than 40 negative health conditions.

September 29, 2021

CQC Webinar: Resilient Primary Care – Insights into Virtual Patient Engagement

Today, telehealth is more accepted by patients, providers and plans, but there may be disparities in how under-represented patients experience virtual care.

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Program Staff

Crystal Eubanks
Senior Director, Care Redesign
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Peter Robertson
Director, Insights, Analytics & Data Management
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Kristina Mody
Senior Manager, Care Redesign
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Michael Au
Senior Manager, Care Redesign
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Erika Lind
Associate Project Manager, Care Redesign
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Jose Ordoñez
Data Analyst, Care Redesign
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Blair Dudley
Director, Transform Maternity
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Lindsay Petersen
Senior Manager, Care Redesign
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CQC Executive Committee

Alice Chen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Covered California
Pamela Laesch, MD
Senior VP of Clinical Services, Hill Physicians Medical Group
Lance Lang, MD
Clinical Advisor, California Quality Collaborative
Peter Long, PhD
Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Community Health Transformation, Blue Shield of California
Elizabeth Mitchell
President and CEO, Purchaser Business Group on Health
Kathryn Phillips, MPH
Senior Program Officer, California Health Care Foundation
Cary Sanders, MPP
Senior Policy Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Rich Seidman, MD
Steering Committee Co-Chair, 2021-2023; Chief Medical Officer, LA Care
Mike Weiss, DO
Steering Committee Co-Chair, 2020-2022; Vice President, Population Health, CHOC Children's
Dolores Yanagihara, MPH
Vice President, Performance Measurement & Analytics, Integrated Healthcare Association

CQC Steering Committee

Parag Agnihotri, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Population Health Services, UC San Diego Health
Sean Atha
SVP, Business & Program Development, Vivant Health (River City Medical Group)
Palav Babaria, MD, MHS
Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Director, California Department of HealthCare Services
Alice Chen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Covered California
Andy Dang, MD
Medical Director of Population Health and Post Acute Care, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Karen Driskill
Regional Nursing Executive, West Region, Cigna
Michael Falvo, DO
Senior DIrector, Clinical Solutions, Southern California, Medical Health Services, Aetna
Hector Flores, MD
Medical Director, Family Care Specialists Medical Group/Altais Clinical Services; Chair, Department of Family Medicine, White Memorial Medical Center
David Ford
Interim Chief Executive Officer, California Physician Services Organization
David Grossman, MD
Vice President, Social Health & Equity, Kaiser Permanente
Marc Hoffing, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Desert Oasis Healthcare
Stephen Hoy
Chief Operating Officer, PFCCpartners
Marie Jeannis, RN, MSN, CCM
Executive Director, Quality & Population Health Management, CalOptima
Sayeed Khan, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Molina Healthcare
Pamela Laesch, MD
Senior VP of Clinical Services, Hill Physicians Medical Group
Lance Lang, MD
Clinical Advisor, California Quality Collaborative
Julia Logan, MD
Chief Medical Officer, CalPERS
Peter Long, PhD
Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Community Health Transformation, Blue Shield of California
Chanel Lovig
Vice President, National Accounts Network Solutions, UnitedHealthcare
Cathrine Misquitta, PharmD, MBA
Vice President Quality Management, Health Net
Elizabeth Mitchell
President and CEO, Purchaser Business Group on Health
Joyce Nuesca, MD
Regional Medical Director, West Region, Oscar Health
Kathryn Phillips, MPH
Senior Program Officer, California Health Care Foundation
Kati Phillips, MPH
Strategic Improvement Director, Valley Health Plan
David Pryor, MD
RVP Medical Director Anthem Commercial Accounts, Anthem Blue Cross
Donald J. Rebhun, MD, MSPH
Corporate Medical Director, Optum
Cary Sanders, MPP
Senior Policy Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Mark Schafer, MD
Chief Executive Officer, MemorialCare Medical Foundation
Rich Seidman, MD
Steering Committee Co-Chair, 2021-2023; Chief Medical Officer, LA Care
Bruce Spurlock, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cynosure Health
Christopher Stanley
Chief Population Health Officer, Sutter Health
Beth Stewart, MD
Chief Medical Officer, California Medicaid at Anthem
Padma Taggarse, MMI, MBA
Executive Director, Physician Office Quality, Health Services Advisory Group
Mike Weiss, DO
Steering Committee Co-Chair, 2020-2022; Vice President, Population Health, CHOC Children's
Gavin White
Market President, Aledade
Dolores Yanagihara, MPH
Vice President, Performance Measurement & Analytics, Integrated Healthcare Association