CHCF Goal: Improving Access to Coverage and Care
Inland Empire’s McNaughton Feels a ‘Sacred Calling’ to Connect People with Care
January 10, 2020
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Workforce, Payment & Financing, Health Care Costs
The Inland Empire Health Plan's new CEO is continuing the trailblazing path that Californians have come to expect from the large and influential managed care plan.
Governor Names Sandra R. Hernández to Healthy California for All Commission
December 18, 2019
Today Governor Gavin Newsom appointed CHCF's Sandra R. Hernández to the Healthy California for All Commission. The Commission is charged with developing a plan to help California achieve a health care delivery system that provides coverage and access through a unified financing system, including — but not limited to — a single-payer financing system for all Californians.
Finding the Right Care in the Right Place at the Right Time
November 25, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Stories That Caught Our Attention: A community paramedicine program is helping Stanislaus County reduce ER overcrowding by transporting people in mental health crises to faster psychiatric emergency care.
Expanding Payer and Provider Participation in Data Exchange
This report outlines a spectrum of policy, contracting, and financing levers available to states working to advance interoperability, with a special focus on California's potential paths forward.
CIN Connections, Fall 2019 — Improving Care for California’s Future
Health Care Costs
This issue of CIN Connections features insights on California's policy landscape from California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly and California Senator Holly Mitchell, tips on building a new model for complex care, and CIN partners' future goals in tackling CIN priority areas.
A Close Look at Medi-Cal Managed Care: Quality, Access, and the Provider’s Experience Under the Regional Model
Blue Sky Consulting Group
Medi-Cal enrollees in 18 rural counties in California receive care under Medi-Cal’s Regional Model of managed care. This report compares access to care, quality of care, and both patients’ and providers’ satisfaction in Regional Model counties with other rural counties across the state.
A Close Look at Medi-Cal Managed Care: Quality, Access, and the Provider’s Experience Under Geographic Managed Care
Blue Sky Consulting Group
This report explores quality of care, access to care, and patient satisfaction for Medi-Cal enrollees in counties that use the Geographic Managed Care Model, which uses five or more Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) to deliver services. Results are compared to similar urban counties that rely on only one or two MCPs.
Evaluation of Provider Experiences with eConsults
John Snow Inc.
Telehealth, Investing in Innovation
Community Health Center Network offers its providers the option to use RubiconMD's platform to request a virtual consultation from a specialist, which can prevent both unnecessary visits and delays in patient access to specialty care. Outside evaluators documented providers' experiences and satisfaction with the platform.
Five Victories for Public Health: Courts Enjoin the Public Charge Rule
October 22, 2019
Wendy E. Parmet
Five federal district courts have issued preliminary injunctions against the Trump administration’s public charge rule. The actions blocked a policy expected to reduce immigrants’ access to health care, burden safety-net providers, and jeopardize public health in immigrant communities.