CHCF Goal: Improving Access to Coverage and Care
Organizations React to Medi-Cal Managed Care Procurement Request for Proposals
Medi-Cal, Health Equity
In June DHCS issued a draft RFP for the first-ever statewide procurement for commercial Medi-Cal managed care plans. CHCF asked organizations to share the comments they submitted to the agency about the RFP. This report presents common themes from across those shared comments.
Unexpected Growth in California Health Insurance During COVID-19 Recession
Data from California regulators show that — despite job losses — health insurance enrollment in the pandemic year 2020 increased by over one million (3.3%). State and federal policies designed to help people get and keep coverage were important factors.
The Medi-Cal Maze: Why Many Eligible Californians Don’t Enroll
Michele Cordoba, Brenda Lee, Marian Mulkey, Terri Shaw
This qualitative research was designed to better understand what prevents eligible Californians from enrolling in Medi-Cal and to identify ways to make the program even more accessible to the population it is designed to serve.
Measuring Up? Access to Care in Medi-Cal Compared to Other Types of Health Insurance (2018)
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
This report examines if Medi-Cal enrollees face greater difficulty accessing health care services than Californians with employer-sponsored insurance or coverage purchased through the individual market.
August 30, 2021
Webinar — Making Telehealth Work: Key Insights from the California Safety Net
August 30, 2021
This webinar will highlight key insights from the dramatic transition made by 23 health centers participating in the Connected Care Accelerator Innovation Learning Collaborative (CCA ILC), which supports safety-net providers in California with the adoption and implementation of telehealth.
Aligning Nurse Practitioner Statutes in California
Garrett K. Chan, Karen G. Duderstadt, Catherine Dower
AB 890, passed in 2020, authorizes California nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice at the top of their competence without physician supervision and with a defined scope of practice. This report outlines the California codes that may need to be updated and harmonized with AB 890 to full realize this additional capacity of NPs.
August 5, 2021
Webinar — Organizations React to Medi-Cal Managed Care Procurement Draft RFP
Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
August 5, 2021
CHCF’s webinar on August 5 from noon to 1:15 PM (PT) highlighted the feedback provided to DHCS from various organizations on the Medi-Cal managed care procurement draft RFP.
Remote Patient Monitoring in the Safety Net: What Payers and Providers Need to Know
AVIA, Public Health Institute
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a type of telehealth that involves the secure transfer of personal health and medical data to a provider for remote monitoring, care, and support. Providers, payers, and all Californians have an interest in leveraging technologies such as RPM that can assist in the management of chronic illnesses.
July 12, 2021
Health Affairs Briefings on Border Health and Immigrant Health
Expanding Health Coverage, Health Equity
July 12, 2021 - July 20, 2021
Two virtual briefings from Health Affairs will highlight the content of its July 2021 thematic issue, which takes an intensive look at the policy issues related to immigrants, borders, and health. Photo: Heidi de Marco / California Healthline
Health Disparities Require Bolder Action on Medi-Cal Managed Care Contracts
June 24, 2021
Health Equity, Medi-Cal, Payment & Financing
The draft RFP for Medi-Cal managed care procurement is a significant step forward, but California must do more to eliminate disparities in access and outcomes
Speaking Up: Findings from 2019 Focus Groups and Interviews with Californians with Low Incomes
Jen Joynt, Rebecca Catterson, Lucy Rabinowitz
A series of focus groups and in-depth interviews with Californians with low incomes in 2019 revealed common themes in their health care needs, wants and values.
Listening to Californians with Low Incomes
Between 2019 and 2021, CHCF funded a major research project to better understand the health care experiences, needs, and values of Californians with low incomes, including understanding changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are key findings and insights from the project.