Patient Access Services

About Patient Access Services

HASC Patient Access Services can help you diversify revenue sources, secure long-term viability, improve access and better serve vulnerable populations. Patient Access Services offers flexible, effective reimbursement solutions and transitional care programs to support care delivery. We connect you with the right public health agencies, tools and resources to meet your business goals and patient needs.

Bridges Network

The Bridges Prenatal to Three Network (Bridges Network) supports children’s success by identifying health and developmental concerns during the critical first years of life. The program then provides families with information, screening and resources including referrals for home visitation services by nurses and other public health staff.

Conservatorship Access Network

When discharged patients cannot care for themselves and need help managing their finances or other personal needs, the Conservatorship Access Network (CAN) provides assistance. A partnership with the LA County Office of the Public Guardian, CAN offers patients complete probate conservatorship evaluation at your facility.

Eligibility On Site

Eligibility On Site (EOS) can help you cut red tape and ensure proper reimbursement with on-site Medi-Cal certification. Qualifying patients can be interviewed and enrolled on site, either before treatment or following discharge.


Recuperative Care Forum Spurs Collaboration, Action

The Los Angeles Recuperative Care (LARC) Learning Network held its first-ever in-person event on March 23, 2023, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport. Presented with the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) and HASC, the forum was sponsored by California Health Care Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and UniHealth Foundation. One hundred attendees representing hospitals […]

Advancing Geriatric Emergency Care: Best Practices and Accreditation Strategies

Overview HASC and West Health invite emergency department (ED) clinical leaders interested in pursuing Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) accreditation to a sponsored educational webinar. In alignment with the Governor’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) to expand the network of GEDs throughout California, West Health and partners will provide geriatric education tailored for the ED and share key resources for […]

Medi-Cal Redetermination to Begin April 1

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the yearly Medi-Cal redetermination process, in which enrollees confirm their eligibility, was put on hold. Enrollees were able to keep coverage regardless of their circumstances. With the end of California’s PHE on Feb. 28, however, the redetermination process will start April 1. Counties will contact Medi-Cal enrollees or send letters requesting information to see if they still qualify for coverage. HASC […]

Help Patients Find Optimal Medicare Coverage with Well Advised

The 2023 Medicare Open Enrollment period is quickly approaching: October 15 through December 7, with coverage changes taking effect January 1. During this time, an estimated one in six Californians with Medicare will search for a plan that better meets their needs, saves money or both. Optimal patient access to Medicare is also a priority […]

Medical Baseline Power Allowances: How Hospitals Can Assist Patients

Southern California Edison (SCE) offers the following alert for hospitals on the utility’s Medical Baseline Allowance program. If a patient or someone in a patient’s household requires the regular use of electrically-powered medical equipment or other qualifying medical devices they may quality for the program, which provides more electricity at the lowest baseline rate to help offset the cost of operating […]

Artificial Intelligence is Well-Advised to Handle Medicare Enrollment Challenges for Hospitals

Ensuring optimal patient access is always a challenge for hospitals and hospital staff. Securing prior authorization for procedures takes a lot of staff time. Often, these procedures get denied or delayed while staff determines coverage. Many times, procedures are referred and then determined to be out-of-network, requiring more out-of-pocket expenses for patients who usually cannot afford […]

Workforce Development: County of Orange Recognized for its Mobile One-Stop Center

The Orange County Business Council has awarded the County of Orange the Business Retention and Expansion Program Award for its Mobile One-Stop Unit. The Mobile One-Stop Unit is a reinvention of the brick-and-mortar OC One-Stop Center that travels to various communities throughout Orange County to provide workforce development services to businesses and job seekers. The Orange County […]

In the Spotlight: Ana Reza

HASC’s Patient Access Services department, or PAS for short, has long focused on helping hospitals access publicly-provided services. Since 1994, Orange County-based Ana Reza has directed the effort. Reza, who holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in gerontology, divides her time between three main programs that help facilities expand services to vulnerable populations. Each individual program also helps hospitals access […]

In the Spotlight: Aizita Magaña

Aizita Magaña plays a lead role in the region’s fight against COVID-19 this month. As director of planning and public partnerships with the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program, she shapes communications around one of Southern California’s most critical vaccination efforts of the past century. Magaña is a public health professional with a passion for […]