While palliative care is poised for growth, determining an appropriate method of payment is a stumbling block. This issue brief describes five examples of payment models and how they impact health plans and providers.
As the largest US purchaser of health services, Medicaid decides whether millions of Americans can get new medical interventions. How do state programs determine what to cover?
Primary care providers in community health clinics are optimally positioned to address the initial palliative care needs of patients with serious chronic and terminal illnesses, and to address triage and referral to specialists.
Consumers seeking information about a health plan's prescription drug benefits face a lot of obstacles. How can medication benefits be more accessible and easy to use?
Nearly 135,000 Californians are diagnosed with cancer each year, yet little is known about how much is spent on their treatment. Medicare spending estimates profile the top four cancers in the state.
Facing a shortage of primary care physicians and a large increase in patients needing care, safety-net clinics are realizing the full potential of the nursing workforce and improving the way they deliver care.
With the aging of the baby boomers and gains in life expectancy, California's senior population is expected to more than double by 2040. Will the state's health care infrastructure be sufficient?
Californians use outpatient surgery centers for many same-day procedures, yet fragmented oversight makes it difficult to get information about these facilities and the quality of care they provide.
The exchange of behavioral health information is constrained by operational challenges and legal concerns. Manatt Health describes the regulatory framework for sharing such data in California.
Share of Cost Medi-Cal
County Programs for the Medically Indigent in California
Using Tracking Tools to Improve Patient Flow in Hospitals
Under Pressure: Front-Line Experiences of Medi-Cal Eligibility Workers
Nursing 2.0: Improving Care Through Technology