Want a quick look at some of the issues that CHCF is working on? We’ve curated these collections of our research and analyses related to recent developments and topics of current interest.
Top Publications: March 2019
CHCF launched its Medi-Cal Explained series early in 2019, and readers in March were still exploring and engaging with its publications. They were also interested in the Opioid Safety Toolkit, an interactive resource center that offers health plans tools and advice they can use at any stage of their opioid safety initiatives.
Top Blogs: March 2019
The CHCF Blog's readers in March were keen to read stories about two of the most important times in a person's life: childbirth, in our story about the care that doulas are providing through Medicaid in San Francisco and New York; and the end of life, where our interview with author Katy Butler outlines that more medical intervention isn't always the right choice.
Holding Plans Accountable for Quality in Medi-Cal Managed Care
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
Everyone in Medi-Cal, regardless of where they live or their managed care plan, should have the same opportunity to get timely, high-quality care. But today access and quality of care varies widely within the Medi-Cal managed care system.
Quality of Care — Almanac Collection
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health
The Almanac reports in this collection examine the quality of health care in California. Topics range from maternal to end-of-life care, and quality metrics include look at behavioral health, chronic conditions, and patient safety.
Behavioral Health in California — Almanac Collection
The Almanac publications in this collection provide an overview of mental health and substance use in California. Using the most recent data available, these reports paint a picture of prevalence, supply and use of treatment providers, quality of care, and spending.
California’s Uninsured — Almanac Collection
Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate in California has dropped dramatically. Even so, millions of Californians are without health insurance. This collection of California's Uninsured Almanac reports presents data on the state's uninsured population.
California’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers — Almanac Collection
Many surgeries are performed in freestanding, or “same-day,” ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). This collection of current and past editions of California's Ambulatory Surgery Centers presents data on the supply, use, quality, and finances of freestanding ASCs in California.
California Health Insurers and Enrollment — Almanac Collection
This Almanac collection provides a look into California's health insurance market. Data from the Department of Managed Health Care, the California Department of Insurance, and other sources are used to examine market share, enrollment, financial performance, public coverage, and consumer satisfaction.
California’s Health Care Safety Net — Almanac Collection
The health care safety net composes a patchwork of programs and providers that serve Californians with low incomes. This collection of current and past editions of Almanac reports about the state's health care safety net presents data on who is being served and how care is being provided.
Medi-Cal is the foundation of California’s health care safety net and a major component of the state’s budget. The Medi-Cal Explained series provides an overview of the program, including the people it serves, the services it provides, and how it is organized, managed, and financed.
Medi-Cal Facts and Figures — Almanac Collection
Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal is the state’s health insurance program for low-income Californians, including 40% of all children, half of all people with disabilities, and more than a million seniors. This collection of current and past editions of Medi-Cal Facts and Figures presents data on enrollment, benefits, financing, and access and use.