January 17, 2023

Our excellent care extends to everyone

California’s Department of Health Care Services rates our Medi-Cal plans highest in the state for quality and equitable care.

Kaiser Permanente has the only Medi-Cal plans in California to surpass the threshold for quality care in more than 90% of the care-delivery measures analyzed.

Kaiser Permanente’s Medi-Cal health plans in California are the highest rated in the state for quality care, according to a December 2022 report from the state’s Department of Health Care Services. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid health care program, which covers a variety of medical services for children and adults who have limited income and resources.

To promote better health outcomes and preventive services, the DHCS requires Medi-Cal plans to report annually on a set of quality measures associated with children’s preventive services, women’s health preventive services, chronic medical conditions, and behavioral health conditions. Kaiser Permanente’s Northern and Southern California Medi-Cal health plans were the only plans among more than 2 dozen in the state that achieved established quality levels for more than 90% of the measures.

“Kaiser Permanente’s mission has always been to provide people with high-quality care and coverage. We’re particularly proud to be recognized as a leader in providing exceptional-quality care to our Medicaid members,” said Bechara Choucair, MD, Kaiser Permanente senior vice president and chief health officer. “We look forward to doing more for the state’s Medi-Cal program and to improving the health of all of our members and communities.”

Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare and commercial health plans are also rated highest in the state, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. In NCQA’s 2022-23 report, Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare and commercial plans were rated higher or tied for highest in California and every geographic region we serve.