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Most Recent Publications

The Private Insurance Market in California, 2013

February 2015

More than half of Californians get their health insurance through private carriers. This infographic shows how the largest plans stack up in terms of enrollment and revenue.

Medical Loss Ratio Resources

February 2015

The medical loss ratio (MLR) is the percent of premium that health insurers spend on medical care and quality improvement activities. Three documents discuss the MLR and how it is used.

California Health Insurers: Brink of Change

February 2015

California's insurance market is set to undergo enormous changes as health reform takes full effect and millions become eligible for public insurance or private subsidies.

California Eligibility and Enrollment Report: Insurance Affordability Programs

February 2015

A mandatory report to the California legislature provides an official reckoning of how many residents have gained health insurance and through which pathways.

Disease Matters: Comparing Prescription Drug Benefits in Covered California Plans

February 2015

How hard is it for consumers in Covered California plans to get prescription drugs? It depends on the condition, which reflects trends in the larger insurance market.

Strategies for Hiring and Training Care Managers in Integrated Programs Serving Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries

February 2015

Health plans rely on care coordinators and case managers to meet the social and medical needs of patients with complex conditions. Learn how plans invest in training to keep staff in these roles committed and sharp.

CHCF Innovation Showcase: Behavioral Health

February 2015

At CHCF's Innovation Showcase, entrepreneurs shared with payers and providers 12 new ways to deliver mental and behavioral health care in safety-net settings.

The Lean Way: How California Public Hospitals Are Embedding a Culture of Improvement

February 2015

Five California public hospitals are integrating Lean management techniques at every level to improve performance. Case studies highlight their progress and lessons learned.

Uneven Terrain: Mapping Palliative Care Need and Supply in California

February 2015

The availability of specialty palliative care is uneven across California. These interactive maps contrast the estimated need for palliative care with the supply provided by hospital and community programs.

On the Path to Enrollment: Getting Californians Covered Under the ACA

November 2014

Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.

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