CHCF Goal: Improving Access to Coverage and Care
PRIMEd for Health: California Medical Schools Focus on Underserved Communities
June 6, 2019
Workforce, Health Equity
University of California medical leaders are cultivating a growing cadre of dedicated students and physicians working in a program that trains them in understanding and working with specific underserved populations.
Affordability on California’s Individual Market Under the ACA
Expanding Health Coverage, Coverage Trends
This issue brief explores trends in key data on the affordability of health coverage in California, to highlight both progress and remaining challenges to affordability on the state’s individual market under the ACA.
Health Information Exchange Metrics and Evaluation Strategy for California
This report outlines a proposed strategy for measuring and evaluating the activity of California's regional health information organizations, which are poised for growth under the new California Health Information Exchange Onboarding Program.
Understanding California’s Individual Health Insurance Market
The individual market is a critical source of health coverage for more than two million Californians. These resources explain the basics of how the individual market functions, progress and challenges related to affordability, and potential future opportunities and threats to the market.
June 5, 2019
CIN Partner Meeting — Leadership for Continuous Change and Improvement
June 5, 2019
How can leaders engage all levels of staff in improving quality? In this meeting, participants will identify strategies to establish effective habits and resources to lead, manage, and monitor change.
To Switch or Not to Switch: A Guide for Community Clinics Considering Changing EHRs
This guide will help community health center (CHC) leaders weigh the costs and benefits of remaining with their current electronic health record system (EHR) or switching to a different one. Many CHCs are considering this decision, as a shifting health care landscape requires EHRs, and the organizations that manage them, to meet increasingly robust requirements.
California Journalist Moves from Writing Health Care News to Making It
May 8, 2019
After spending most of her career at the Los Angeles Times and Kaiser Health News, award-winning reporter Anna Gorman is now a public servant helping Los Angeles County residents who don't have health insurance.
How Do Low-Income Californians Experience Health Care?
April 30, 2019
Senior program officer Carlina Hansen discusses a CHCF project focused on how real-world experiences form the attitudes and expectations of people with low incomes about California's health care system.
Health Care Sharing Ministries: Characteristics and California Market
JoAnn Volk, Dania Palanker
This presentation describes health care sharing ministries (HCSMs), how prevalent they are in California, the current landscape of state and federal regulations around them, and potential questions for regulators.
Fundamental Concepts for Managing Risk and Understanding the Total Cost of Care
Health Care Costs
This CIN resource is designed to serve as a primer for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of health payment models in California and nationally. It focuses on concepts and terminology related to value-based payment models and to health care delivery models and systems.
CIN Connections, Spring 2019 — Managing Financial Risk and Total Cost of Care
Health Care Costs
This issue of CIN Connections includes strategies to manage total cost of care. It features Mitch Katz, MD, head of the largest public health care system in the country, and other health care leaders across the state who share their experiences managing risk and total cost of care.
Understanding Medi-Cal’s Asset Test for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Felicia Y. Sze
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
There is concern that Medi-Cal's asset test is harmful to seniors and people with disabilities seeking to enroll. This issue brief describes Medi-Cal's current asset test rules as well as options and questions California should consider as it examines this policy.