Publications

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Most Recent Publications

Evaluation of a Model Comparative Drug Price Resource

August 2014

If primary care physicians know the price of the medications they prescribe, they are likely to discuss affordability and adherence and encourage shared decisionmaking with patients.

Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Ready for the Enrollment Boom?

August 2014

Will California physicians be able to handle the Medi-Cal population surge? This report looks at physician participation in Medi-Cal and its implications for access to care.

Premium Rates in California's Individual Market, 2011-2014

July 2014

A CHCF compilation of 2011-2014 premium rates for individual health insurance policies outside of Covered California finds many plans' annual increases hovered around 10%.

Innovation and Improvement Journal Series

July 2014

CHCF sponsors a series in the Journal of General Internal Medicine dedicated to new ways of organizing, improving, and delivering quality health care. Series articles are open access.

Here's Looking at You: How Personal Health Information Is Being Tracked and Used

July 2014

People who use cell phones, credit cards, websites, store coupons, and medical devices leave a trail of data that are often harnessed by third parties, sometimes without consumers' knowledge.

Big Data in Health Care: Using Analytics to Identify and Manage High-Risk and High-Cost Patients

July 2014

A Health Affairs article explores the value big data and clinical analytics could bring to health care, especially under payment reform.

US Health Care Spending: Who Pays?

July 2014

In the past 50 years, the way health care is financed has changed, with private payers and public insurance paying for more care. This interactive graphic shows who paid for the nation's health care and how much it cost.

Health Care Costs 101

July 2014

The picture of US health spending in 2012 was restrained. It marks the fourth straight year of historically low growth — only 3.7% — and no increase in health care's share of the economy.

Pinpoint: Innovation Center Grantees in California

July 2014

This map of grantees shows the breadth of Innovation Center investments in California working to test innovative payment and care delivery models to reduce costs and maintain or improve quality of care for recipients of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP.

HealthCare.gov Online User Experiences

June 2014

How are insurance shoppers outside California faring with the federal HealthCare.gov website? Direct observation of online enrollees shows ways the marketplace can be improved.

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