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.
The marketplace for Californians buying individual health coverage after January 1, 2014, will be affected by both federal and state laws and regulations. This side-by-side comparison table gives an overview of their similarities and differences.
What do caregivers and older adults find when they search online for information about long term care options? An analysis of long term care websites uncovers the range of business models and content on the Internet.
A series of fact sheets and infographics demystify technical topics that are central to understanding the implementation of health reform in California.
The objective of this project is to report on the care experiences of consumers during early implementation of ACA in California. Proposals are due December 17, 2013.
Since December 2010, Californians have had access to a self-service online application for Healthy Families and Medi-Cal for Families. Health-e-App Public Access offers lessons for other online enrollment efforts, including the ACA marketplaces.
Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.
Can California's three major state health care purchasers combine their buying power to lower costs or improve value? Implementation of the ACA may provide an opportunity.
While the US continues to spend a greater percentage of GDP on health care than any other industrialized nation, the 2011 increase bucked historical trends, according to the latest Health Care Costs 101.
County-administered mental health programs serve more than half a million Californians each year. How does the state finance, administer, and deliver mental health care?
Even with new federal resources to help, a study finds that communities with weaker safety-net systems are lagging in preparations for health reform.
An effort in California to improve care for those enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare addresses fragmented care for this highly vulnerable population.
Held: May 21, 2013
The 2013 Healthy Communities West Coast Data Summit, a day-long meeting held in San Francisco, showcased the work taking place across California to integrate data into health care decisionmaking.
Medi-Cal is the main source of health insurance for one in five Californians. This report provides an overview of the program's key features, describes how the program is evolving, and examines the challenges ahead.
In 2008, Oregon held a lottery to expand its Medicaid program. Research finds the first two years of coverage increased individuals' health care access and use, lowered out-of-pocket costs and medical debt, and improved mental health, but did not improve health in other areas.