Promise and Pitfalls: A Look at California’s Regional Health Information Organizations
Investing in Innovation
This report examines the various types of health information exchange resources available to provider organizations in California. It focuses on the role of nonprofit regional health information organizations and profiles the largest nine currently operating in the state.
California’s Health Workforce Is Ready for a Technology Tune-Up — Video
Workforce, Telehealth, Providers, Investing in Innovation
Between virtual visits, automated physician assistants, and apps that aid in preventative care, technology may help California solve its doctor shortage and make the most of its health care workforce. Watch our video explainer to see how.
Health Care Costs 101: National Spending in 2017
Health Care Costs
National health spending grew by 3.9% in 2017, slower than the 4.8% growth in 2016. Use this quick reference guide to get a snapshot of US health spending versus growth in the economy over time, annual spending per enrollee, spending by payment sources, and spending on hospital care, prescription drugs, and other spending categories.
Health Insurance in California: A Recent History
CHCF offers a snapshot of the health insurance market in California, where 93% of people are enrolled in private or public coverage, with only 7% of the population remaining uninsured. These infographics provide a breakdown of current enrollment in commercial plans and public programs, as well as a visual guide to the consolidation of health insurers since 1985.
Select Statements and Comments Opposing Proposed Public Charge Regulation
Medi-Cal, Insurance Coverage
A compilation of organizational statements and official comments submitted to the Department of Homeland Security by health care organizations and philanthropies in opposition to the Trump administration's proposed changes to the public charge rule.
Infographic: Substance Use and Mental Illness Among California’s Youth
Adolescence is when mental illness and often first presents and when drug and alcohol use typically start. Risk of developing a substance use disorder is greater for people who start using during adolescence. For adolescents, mental illness and substance use disorder often occur together. This infographic shows how these issues are intertwined and the big impact they are having on our youth.
Comments on Proposed Regulation — Inadmissability on Public Charge Grounds
Sandra R. Hernández
CHCF submitted this letter to express our strong opposition to the Department of Homeland Security's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("proposed rule") on "public charge," published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018.
Forces for Change: A Landscape of the Statewide and Regional Clinic Consortia in California
Pacific Health Consulting Group
This report provides a comprehensive landscape of California's statewide and concludes by recommending a series of strategic opportunities to further strengthen consortia impact.
Using Telehealth to Provide Medication-Assisted Treatment in Medi-Cal
Center for Connected Health Policy
Telehealth, Opioid Safety
Telehealth is a promising way to provide access to medication-assisted treatment. This report provides recommendations on making it more widely available in Medi-Cal.