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.
How to Pay for It
Behavioral Health, Payment & Financing
The California Health Care Foundation commissioned a series of short papers that focus on reimbursement mechanisms for strategies that advance integration of behavioral health and medical care. This Collection will be updated through early 2019.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Behavioral Health, Opioid Safety
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction combines medication with behavioral health services. It has been shown to not only save lives but also increase recovery rates. Still, today only 1 in 10 of those who need this treatment can access it. CHCF is working to increase the availability of MAT across the health care system. Here are some of our recent MAT resources.
Proposed Changes to Public Charge Rule
On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security published highly anticipated proposed changes to “public charge” rules that could disqualify many immigrants from gaining permanent residency in the US. A 60-day public comment period is underway. In this collection, CHCF highlights resources and emerging analysis of the potential impact that these proposed changes could have on access to health care.
Expanding Coverage to All Californians
Insurance Coverage, Medi-Cal
California is in the midst of critical health policy discussions about how to achieve the long sought-after goal of covering every person in the state. While the insured rate has risen to 93% under the ACA, around three million Californians continue to live without health coverage.
Community Paramedicine in California
A locally designed, community-based model of care, community paramedicine enables collaborations between emergency medical service and other health care and social service providers. Community paramedics complete specialized training and work under medical control as part of a local team of providers.
The Lean Approach in Health Care
Traditionally found in manufacturing, Lean is an approach to organizational redesign that focuses on the elimination of waste (think staff, time, money, and space). Learn how the Lean approach has been used in California’s public hospitals and safety-net system.