Becker's Healthcare June 22, 2022
Jakob Emerson

It’s been just under a month since Kelly Bruno-Nelson was named executive director of Medi-Cal and CalAIM at CalOptima, a public health insurance agency in Orange County, Calif. that serves low-income children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities. 

Ms. Bruno-Nelson sat down with Becker’s to discuss the second part of her new title, which is key to understanding the direction she plans to take the county’s largest payer.

With the first reforms only beginning this past January, ​the California Advancing and​ Innovating Medi-Cal plan, or CalAIM, is a multiyear strategy to transform the state’s Medicaid system to become more integrated with social services and create a new delivery system through value-based initiatives and payment reform. That’s exactly what Ms. Bruno-Nelson will be tasked with...

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