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Drop in Percentage of Physicians Participating in Medi-Cal Raises Red Flags
July 8, 2016
Payment & Financing, Workforce
Physicians' willingness to treat Medi-Cal beneficiaries is critical to ensuring Medi-Cal enrollees have adequate access to care. Without a sufficient number of doctors serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries, Medi-Cal enrollees may not be able to receive care in a timely manner.
Teledermatology Helps Medicaid Patients Gain Access to Lifesaving Care from Specialists
June 28, 2016
A web-based technology platform enables same-day and next-day virtual consultations with dermatologists for patients in California's health care safety net.
Alternative Energy: Here’s What Happens When California Consumers Join the Fight to Protect Patients from Medical Harm
June 17, 2016
Betsy Imholz, Lisa McGiffert
Passionate consumers are making a difference in California as they raise their voices to make government and health care providers more accountable for patient safety.
ACA Reduced Health Cost Burden Among African Americans in California
June 2, 2016
Medi-Cal, Insurance Coverage
It's important not to let rhetoric overshadow facts. The ACA, while not perfect, is resulting in improvements in access to health insurance and therefore access to health care.
Californians with Individual Health Insurance Spent Almost $2,500 Less on Care in Year One of Health Reform
May 25, 2016
Amy Adams, Sam Patnoe
Insurance Coverage, Patient-Centered Care
Median out-of-pocket spending for families with individual coverage dropped sharply in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act was implemented.
Transforming the Waiting Room: Digitizing Our Paper-Based Health Care System
May 19, 2016
Providers, Patient-Centered Care
A CHCF-supported company aims to help California community clinics replace clipboards and paper in the waiting room with iPads to gather patient data easily and to provide tailored health information to patients.