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Medicare and Medicaid Celebrate with a Victory Lap at 50

July 2015

To celebrate 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid, various organizations, institutions, and advocacy groups are holding events or encouraging reflections on what the programs have accomplished and how they might achieve their goals more fully. CHCF has compiled the following list of resources. 

Briefing — The Medi-Cal Waiver: Perspectives on Promoting Health System Improvement in California

Held: June 11, 2015

Hear experts discuss how waivers are being used to promote system improvement, delve into California's experiences with and lessons from the current waiver, and explore opportunities in the latest waiver renewal application.

Data Symposium and Webinar on High Utilizers of Medi-Cal Services

Held: June 9, 2015

New research by state officials and university partners on the characteristics, health care usage, and spending associated with Medi-Cal's high-cost populations was offered in a March 4 symposium as well as a June 9 webinar.

Two More Years: What Does Continued CHIP Funding Mean for California?

May 2015

The Children's Health Insurance Program has two more years of federal funding thanks to recent legislation. What does this mean for California?

On the Frontier: Medi-Cal Brings Managed Care to California's Rural Counties

March 2015

Medi-Cal recently introduced managed care in 28 rural counties. How is the implementation going and which issues need tracking to ensure a successful transition?

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.

Transforming Medi-Cal: Where Do We Go from Here?

January 2015

California is nearing the end of a five-year federal waiver that has provided essential funding and flexibility to help modernize the state's $95-billion Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. In many ways, California's waiver has sparked crucial changes.

Forum on Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)

Held: December 17, 2014

Hear experts from California and other states with DSRIP programs discuss differences in design, identify lessons learned, and foster new insights and ideas as California redesigns its program.

Fighting Cancer with Data: Enabling the California Cancer Registry to Measure and Improve Care

November 2014

Information about cancer care quality in California is lacking. The California Cancer Registry houses important data, which, if linked with other data sources, could help fill the gaps.

Briefing — Monitoring Access to Care for Medi-Cal Enrollees in a Time of Change

Held: October 16, 2014

Hear about new research on Medi-Cal enrollees' access to care prior to implementation of the ACA. The findings serve as an important baseline that enables policymakers and the public to monitor access to care for low-income Californians. 

Briefing — Improving Maternity Care in California

Held: October 1, 2014

Experts discussed how to use data to improve maternity care — essential to advancing Californians' health and helping to put the Medi-Cal safety net on sound financial footing. Watch the video.

Estate Recovery Under Medi-Cal

September 2014

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.

Pathway to Enrollment: A Virtual Tour of Covered California's Online Application

September 2014

An interactive infographic gives a behind-the-scenes look at the online application process for Covered California and how different individuals and families experience it.

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.

Patients and Providers Speak: Early Care Experiences Under the ACA

June 2014

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.

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