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.
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.
How successful is the ACA for Californians who seek and provide care? This study offers early experiences of consumers and clinical organizations in the state.
California can attempt to recoup certain Medi-Cal costs after an enrollee's death. Learn who could be subject to estate recovery and under what circumstances.
California's state-county partnership for health care is shifting under the ACA. This framework provides policymakers and stakeholders a way to understand the changes.
Held: May 15, 2014
Hear about a study of the Covered California online user experience during the first open enrollment period under the ACA.
How are insurance shoppers faring with Covered California's website? Research reveals roadblocks and wrong turns but also ways for improving the marketplace.
Two health policy experts offer an actionable framework and a targeted set of measures for monitoring access to ambulatory care for Medi-Cal enrollees.
In 2011, seniors and people with disabilities in 16 counties were moved from fee-for-service Medi-Cal to managed care. Most were satisfied.
Held: April 14, 2014
Hear about interviews and focus groups with a diverse group of people that used Covered California to apply for private insurance or Medi-Cal in the early months of ACA enrollment.
Three articles in the February issue of Health Affairs examine the benefits and challenges presented by telehealth and how to prepare for Medicaid expansion.
A series of fact sheets and infographics demystify technical topics that are central to understanding the implementation of health reform in California.
In 2008, Oregon grew its Medicaid program by lottery. Research finds the first two years' coverage increased peoples' health care access and use, lowered out-of-pocket costs and medical debt, and improved mental health but not other areas of health.
Held: December 17, 2013
Learn about the dashboard used by the California Department of Health Care Services to monitor the performance of Medi-Cal managed care and participating health plans, including measures of care quality, consumer experience, and health plan finances.
This first publicly reported dashboard of Medi-Cal managed care shows areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. A companion paper examines the performance of locally sponsored and commercial Medi-Cal plans.