Minami Tamaki Negotiates Health-e-App Agreement

Donald K. Tamaki of Minami Tamaki LLPCorporate/Business practice partner Donald K. Tamaki recently represented the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) in negotiating an agreement with California state government agencies to license “Health-e-App,” software developed by CHCF to streamline the enrollment of uninsured Californians into public health coverage programs such as Medi-Cal and Healthy Families, and Access for Infants and Mothers Program.

“Because of the software licensing agreement, the California Department of Health Care Services and the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board are now using Health-e-App to enroll applicants over the Web, reducing to minutes a process that used to take hours,” said Tamaki. “Thousands of uninsured Californians are now better able to secure health insurance coverage.”

Health-e-App was developed by CHCF in 2001 and licensed to the state to help reduce the number of uninsured children in California. Certified application assistants who are trained to help persons complete the application form have used it statewide.

“Health-e-App was the first internet-based system in the nation to fully automate the application process for low-income uninsured children and now it is available to the public via the Internet,” said Lesley S. Cummings, Executive Director of the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board.

CHCF, a client of Tamaki’s since 2005, works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians. The Foundation supports ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care.

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