California workers are getting squeezed by fewer employers offering health care coverage while premiums and cost-sharing rise. See results from the employer survey.
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.
February 15, 2013
This Sacramento briefing is designed for legislative staff and others interested in the fundamentals of health policy in the Golden State.
January 30, 2013
Learn about how the state might streamline eligibility determination for Covered California and Medi-Cal using data matching under the Affordable Care Act.
This Health Affairs article by Sox looks at the potential of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to promote comparative effectiveness research and how to set an agenda for success.
In 2010, California began gearing up for health reform by launching major changes to Medi-Cal and care for the uninsured. A midpoint analysis sheds light on accomplishments and lessons learned.
The September 2012 issue of Health Affairs examines various approaches to change financial incentives from those that encourage volume to those that encourage value. In an accompanying blog post CHCF President Mark Smith comments on why change is needed and that the time may be right to work with physicians in a new way.
CHCF is guiding an effort to monitor the effects of the ACA on California. Valuable feedback from stakeholders suggested data and metrics for tracking progress.
This two-page guide highlights elements of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for Californians — whether or not they are currently insured.
County social service offices are the usual place to apply for Medi-Cal and other public assistance. Forces underway will change the financing for county administration of these programs.
The federal Affordable Care Act will radically transform how Californians obtain health insurance. CHCF examines the changes for the state and scopes out the winding road ahead.
April 27, 2012
A Sacramento briefing on how a BHP aligns with various policy and market goals, including its potential effects on low-income consumers, safety-net providers, the state general fund, the California Health Benefit Exchange, and the health insurance marketplace.
Physicians and hospitals are increasingly looking to integrate in response to changing economic conditions and the promptings of the Affordable Care Act.
Industry experts from health care and informatics ponder the future of electronic health records during the implementation of "meaningful use" and beyond.
February 2, 2012
For more than 10 years, Californians in most private health plans have had the right to an Independent Medical Review of coverage denials. This briefing highlights the potential for improvements.